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Old 11-03-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
melp57
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Live Linux CD question


SimplyMEPIS Linux is the only linux I have found that my laptop wireless connection will work with. My question is: I want to run linux via Live CD, and be able to save settings so next time I boot with the live cd my setting are still there. Like desktop setting, printer etc...can I do this?

thanks in advance!
 
Old 11-03-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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Wireless also works well in several distros--eg OpenSUSE, PCLinuxOS. I had the BEST experience with the latter.

When you change things running from Live CD, files get changed in various places. You would have to know where they all are and copy them to a floppy or a small partition on your harddrive.

LiveCDs are not intended for everyday use (they are SLooooooW), but rather for demonstration or evaluation. Why not simply install to the harddrive?
 
Old 11-03-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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Would love to ....but had problems

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Wireless also works well in several distros--eg OpenSUSE, PCLinuxOS. I had the BEST experience with the latter.

When you change things running from Live CD, files get changed in various places. You would have to know where they all are and copy them to a floppy or a small partition on your harddrive.

LiveCDs are not intended for everyday use (they are SLooooooW), but rather for demonstration or evaluation. Why not simply install to the harddrive?
I tried, and had to re-install my winxp. I went through the install of SimplyMEPIS Linux and I guess I don't fully understand when it gets to resizing and making partition for Linux. After install and re-boot linux ran ok, but after another reboot, winxp would not run, and SimplyMEPIS Linux would lock my laptop. Not sure what happen. Maybe did not give it enough room. I really like PCLinuxOS but wireless would not work.

thanks for your reply.
 
  


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