LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
Alexander-0815
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Florida
Distribution: Vista and UBUNTU!
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
Linksys on Live CD


I put the Ubuntu CD into my computer to mess around with it.
I was screwing around and saw that Ubuntu recognized my linksys adapter.

I ran the connection wizard and aquired a internet connection on the live cd.

I could google stuff, but anything after that didnt work, the pages just expired.

I installed Ubuntu about a month ago and didnt get a connection. (deleted that ubuntu partition)


was this my because my computer was running vista in the background and I was getting a connection off of that?



I think its important to mention that I did nothing to the adapter, it was just in my usb slot.
 
Old 04-16-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
MS3FGX
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: NJ, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 5,852

Rep: Reputation: 356Reputation: 356Reputation: 356Reputation: 356
No, Vista wasn't running in the background. When you use the Live CD it doesn't even load the contents of the hard drive.

The Live CDs use different kernels than the installed system, so some inconsistencies like that will happen (especially if you use a Live CD for a different version that you install)
 
Old 04-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
Larry Webb
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Crystal Beach, Texas
Distribution: Suse for mail +
Posts: 5,100
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 229Reputation: 229Reputation: 229
I have one live cd (PCLinuxOS 2007) that will automatically configure the internet through a linksys router or other routers. I do not know if it will configure a modem or not but I think the option is listed there. I just not sure how many soft modem drivers they may have. The other live cd I have will not autoconfigure the internet (Mepis 6.5). I have not tried any other live cds. You have my curiosity, I will start downloading more to check.
 
Old 04-17-2008, 08:45 AM   #4
MS3FGX
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: NJ, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 5,852

Rep: Reputation: 356Reputation: 356Reputation: 356Reputation: 356
Linux doesn't need to configure the router, or the modem for that matter. That is all handled on a different OSI layer, the OS on the computer just needs to understand TCP/IP.

All the OS needs to do is get the WLAN hardware working, the rest is automatic. Supporting the WLAN hardware is the problem, as most manufacturers still aren't providing Linux drivers or the documentation required to build them.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I wanna make a live slackware live cd. Please help cyto Slackware 7 08-04-2011 03:23 AM
any ideas? linksys wusb54g connects with live cd but, not with installed mandriva larsalan Linux - Networking 1 02-24-2008 02:17 PM
linksys wireless router & linksys wmp54g wireless card rude_reality Linux - Wireless Networking 13 05-25-2006 07:01 AM
Live CD - Mandriva Discovery Live 2006 wpennington Mandriva 2 11-14-2005 09:28 AM
LINKSYS LNET100TX or LINKSYS LNE100TX rsuave Linux - Newbie 6 12-04-2004 07:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration