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Old 11-13-2005, 01:12 AM   #31
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Does anybody know if the 2.2 kernel supports ndiswrapper. I have a Motorola WN825g wireless network card. Sadly enough damn small linux is the only linux distro that fired that puppy right up. The only problem is I can't transfer the commands it uses because I use the graphic setup and it won't display the commands. This leads me to believe that it is quite possible other operating systems would use the card but I don't know the precise setup of the commands. And entering commands in on DSL didn't work either.
Old 11-13-2005, 08:00 AM   #32
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Ndiswrapper isn't real happy with a 2.4 kernel, let alone a 2.2. OK, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but according to the ndiswrapper site, you need either 2.4.26 or 2.6.6 or greater. With source code.
Old 11-13-2005, 12:20 PM   #33
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Does anybody know if the 2.2 kernel supports ndiswrapper
Why do you ask? I thought DSL used the 2.4 series?

I can't transfer the commands it uses because I use the graphic setup
I thought ndiswrapper had/was a command line version?
I am not sure I understand what your "it" refers to.

Anyway issue 8 or 7 had a good tutorial about ndiswrapper.
You may have more experience than what the journal assume, so
may not learn anything out of it. Anyway worth mentioning the article

I would like to thank you for digging in and doing your homework. Hopefully one of these will do some good.
You are welcome.
I learned something in the process
If you try something and post about it I will learn twice

I am happy to help anyway

BTW as more and more people are trying linux, some older PCs are being
resurrected, so "we" as a community need to be aware if possible of what
distros can support what sort of hardware.
To me it is important to be able to advise which distro is suitable to x or y with kit a or b
when they start with linux
Old 11-14-2005, 08:33 AM   #34
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No info on compatibility but I couldn't see a mention of Feather Linux in this thread. From the website:

"What is it?

Feather Linux is a Linux distribution which runs completely off a CD or a USB pendrive and takes up under 128Mb of space. It is a Knoppix remaster (based on Debian), and tries to include software which most people would use every day on their desktop. "

I have used it as a LiveCD when our work (Win) network has packed up, but I haven't installed.

The ISO is <50Mb.

Paul Hardy
Old 11-15-2005, 06:11 PM   #35
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Distro for a old laptop

Hey there fellow ny'er.
Am yet anotherLQ'er who recommends Slackware myself.
I had it worse than you. Wanted a Win98-level Linux system on a laptop with
absolutely no CD-ROM drive (that's right, NO CD-ROM drive !)
Slackware was completely installed via the laptop's floppy drive and parallel port.
What worked for me very admirably was creating a small 127MB fat16 partition
with DOS, and then installing ZipSlack on this.
I then followed instructions in the ZipSlack FAQ for creating these more optimized native Linux partitions within 850MB of disk space:
1) a large /(root) partition
2) a swap parttion 2 times the amount of memory for some added performance
3) the original 127MB fat16 partition converted to the /home partition

I managed to get X and several smaller applications working fine, although somewhat slow due to the hardware constraints of this system. Minimal networking, but this ended up working fine for me for web browsing and e-mail.
Old 11-16-2005, 11:54 AM   #36
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i tried something called Turbo Linux once, it just might be what you need. Although i was using version 6.0 lite


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