Taking the plunge and trying to install OES Linux, and it's not going well.

After spending hours installing the CDs, and rebooting, the configuring

I've got an internal network with NetWare and Windows, connected fine
internally, with a DSL connection.

When configuring the NIC for the internal network (192.168.1.x), it
fails to continue because it can't get to the internet. When I select
the DHCP option, it says it can't install eDirectory without a Static IP

With NetWare, either would work fine, IIRC.