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Old 10-19-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Smile How to run wireless internet on laptops, Running Linux on VMware ete.


Hello all Linux new users.. Most ppl wonder how to run Linux on laptops with wireless cards. i have one solution for that. you wont install any driver and your net will work. here's the trick:

1) Install Linux on VMware inside your existing Vista or XP or whatever.

2) Configure yor Linux to obtain IP from your DHCP.

3) run command service network restart

4) And thats it, you are done.

wow wow hey folks out there dnt know how to work with VMware Virtual Machines?


[mod_edit]Shameless plug removed[/mod_edit]

Cheers!!!!!

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-20-2007 at 12:28 AM.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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There is also a decrease in performance. Also most wireless cards work fine with ndiswrapper anyways
 
Old 10-19-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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Does this work if I'm running Linux from a Live CD or only if my distro is installed on the HDD? Or does it not matter?
 
Old 10-19-2007, 10:39 PM   #4
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Actually i did'nt check it on live CDs but if u can run internet on live CDs, then u can run it on live CD on VM as well. though i dont have experience of live CDs but i am sure it will work.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 11:07 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Does this work if I'm running Linux from a Live CD or only if my distro is installed on the HDD? Or does it not matter?
Are you talking about what I said, or about what the OP said,
if you are talking about what the OP said, you run a linux distro in a virtual machine, meaning you have to run it in VMware player or in a different virtual machine
 
Old 10-20-2007, 12:29 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by sikandar436 View Post
Hello all Linux new users.. Most ppl wonder how to run Linux on laptops with wireless cards. i have one solution for that. you wont install any driver and your net will work. here's the trick:

1) Install Linux on VMware inside your existing Vista or XP or whatever.

2) Configure yor Linux to obtain IP from your DHCP.

3) run command service network restart

4) And thats it, you are done.

wow wow hey folks out there dnt know how to work with VMware Virtual Machines?

Cheers!!!!!
Awesome!! So you can still have all the downsides of
windows combined with a slower-than-life linux?




Well done!




Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-20-2007, 01:32 AM   #7
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Nice one Tink
 
Old 10-20-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
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Talking

no i was talking abt Relztrah post... i dnt know what u ppl are talking abt, but i had a solution and posted it, thats it... running VM in Windows is a good idea for Linux learners... coz they dnt care abt down sides of Windows, they just want to learn...


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