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Old 06-14-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
winston82
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DSL-200 and Knoppix trouble


Hey guys, Linux first-timer here.

Knoppix boots fine on my system and I've been having loads of fun playing with Linux for the first time. However I would love to be able to get my ADSL connection working with it, and that's where I'm running into trouble.

I am running Knoppix 3.6, booted from CD.

I am using a D-Link DSL-200 Rev. B USB modem. A little research has shown that this modem is probably a bad choice for Linux, but it seems it can be done.

I have downloaded the latest driver from EciAdsl (can't post URL's yet, sorry). I downloaded the .bz2 as I was unsure which .rpm to get for Knoppix, and I think the .rpm's are a little outdated for my modem.

The problem I am getting is actually trying to unpack the drivers! (So you can see I'm not lying about the first-time user thing.)

Here's the errors;

Code:
root@ttyp0[eci]# tar jfx eciadsl-usermode-0.10-nortek-alpha.tar.bz2
tar: eciadsl-usermode-0.10-nortek-alpha/GS7470_SynchFiles/gs7470_synch09.bin: Wrote only 1536 of 4059 bytes
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: eciadsl-usermode-0.10-nortek-alpha/GS7470_SynchFiles/gs7470_synch11.bin: Cannot write: No space left on device
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: eciadsl-usermode-0.10-nortek-alpha/GS7470_SynchFiles/gs7470_synch13.bin: Cannot write: No space left on device
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
root@ttyp0[eci]#
I created the /eci folder in the very top directory (root or home? what do you call it?) of the Knoppix fs.

Now I'm just not sure where Knoppix takes its writable memory from when I'm booting from CD. Does it use RAM? Obviously there is not enough space where I'm trying to install this, but how do I change that? Should I be installing somewhere else?

I know I am doing something wrong, I just need someone to tell me what that is and point me in the right direction. I've read the INSTALL and README files with the drivers and think I'll be ok if I can just get past this first hurdle.

Thanks in advance, I hope I can get this working. Open source turns me on, what can I say?
 
Old 06-14-2005, 04:10 PM   #2
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See if this helps;
http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=53191
this may help;
http://home.pacific.net.au/~twhitema/linux_adsl.html

Last edited by comprookie2000; 06-14-2005 at 04:17 PM.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 09:06 PM   #3
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Thanks comprookie2000, that helped.

It seems I wont be able to install the drivers/applications needed to use my ADSL modem with Knoppix. That makes sense though, considering I am running of the Live CD.

I think the only way I would be able to do it is to re-master the Knoppix CD, but to do that I have to already have a writable Linux fs installed with a working internet connection. Catch 22.

So it looks like I'll just have to jump in the deep end, reformat and install a proper distro. I knew I would do this eventually, I'm very impressed with Linux, its just I havn't backed up my HDD since march. Ouch.

Now I think I have this right, but I'm a long way from being even a semi-competent Linux user, so if anyone knows of a way that I could possibly get this to work with the Knoppix Live CD, please let me know.

See you guys on the flip side...
 
Old 06-14-2005, 09:22 PM   #4
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For the install get another HD if you only have one and install linux on that,that way you won't have to fool with MS.Grub works real good, so you can dual boot.It would be too hard to get the net to work with the live cd and even if you did you would have to do it again when you reboot.HD install is the way to go.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 09:57 PM   #5
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Nice one, thanks for the advice.

A new HDD isn't realy an option yet, I think I'll just back up and repartition my drive.
 
  


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