What is the antecedant of "it"?
If you mean install Linux, sure: go right ahead. Just no modem.
If you mean install the modem, you could leave the card plugged in. Just
that Linux will not support it.
If you want a Linux-only system with a working modem, you might give
that brain-damaged WinModem to your worst enemy and buy a real one, such
as U.S.Robotics 5610B.
.~. Jean-David Beyer Registered Linux User 85642.
/V\ Registered Machine 73926.
/( )\ Shrewsbury, New Jersey http://counter.li.org
^^-^^ 12:30pm up 8 days, 1:15, 6 users, load average: 2.16, 2.13, 2.05