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Old 11-03-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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can i boot from the live cd demo and then switch to hard drive files


i have the ubuntu 7.10 live demo CD disk and i have ubuntu 7.10 on my hard drive installed is it posable to boot from the live demo CD and then take the cd out and use the hard drive.
Old 11-03-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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I presume you mean to boot the hd from the live cd. If so I do not understand, why? Install grub on the hd and boot on start up.
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well on the live demo cd thingy my network works. but when i use the copy on my hard drive it dose not work dont know why but it dosnt
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No, it doesn't work that way. When you're live, you're live! By network, what do you mean, the internet or your local LAN?
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local LAN i use wireless and thanks for your help i feel so dumb thinking i could change to my hard drive from live
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You'll never find out if you don't ask.
Sounds like a driver issue - odd for Ubuntu. From your liveCD enter this command from a terminal (enter your password when prompted)
sudo lshw -C network
In the segment for wireless, look for the driver name.
Do the same on your disk based system. If the driver is missing, try this
modprobe <driver-name>
where <driver-name> is what you got from the liveCD.
Else post back what you got at each stage, and see if anyone can help.


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