It is unfortunate that the external CD drive (which is a slim model that's nonetheless about 1/4 to 1/3 the size of the actual machine) seems to not function (perhaps damaged in shipping?) and we are forced to rely on the floppy drive.
It is fortunate that I have a floppy drive (external USB) for Thalia.
It is unfortunate that I have not yet gotten the NIC to work, though it says it's installed. There look to be conflicts. Joy. NIC does not want to admit that it can use TCP/IP. It wants to use IR.