So during the installation I got the error:
“Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be loaded from removable media such as a USB stick or floppy. The missing firmware files are: rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw”
I figured this had something to do with a nic and didn’t have the firmware so I just skipped it. The only issues I’m having so far is that my function keys on the laptop don’t work. Things like mute and volume controls aren’t usable. It’s not a huge deal but I’d like to get them to function. This is on an old Compaq POS I had laying around so I thought I would use it to learn my way around Linux. Any ideas?