IP-Config: No network devices available
This error is consistent with the new Core i5 HP desktops. It seems that the kernel image can’t detect the Broadcom NIC built into the motherboard.
All is well with non-Core i5 desktops from HP; DELL and 100% of any laptop that I have ever managed to get my hands on. However this newest HP issue is defenitely a problem.
Have you tried getting a later kernel from the “Other Information” > “Kernel Updates” page?