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Old 02-13-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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Help adding drivers etc. to CD-based Linux like Knoppix or Mandrake Move


Hello,

I'm new to Linux but years ago I could get around in UNIX pretty well. It's just a little foggy for the moment.

I am trying the latest versions of Knoppix and Mandrake-Move on my emachines laptop (Athlon XP-M). Suprisingly both pop right up with no errors!

One problem is that they don't detect my wireless card. I've been doing some reading and I've learned that this is a common problem and that one answer is to Load and NDIS Wrapper driver.

Ok, sounds cool. The problem is, "How do I load anything into a system that boots off of CD?" For one thing I don't think that I can access my Windows file system. For another the CD drive locks (won't eject) while I am booted in Linux so I can't use that. This laptop can't have a floppy and cd inserted at the same time. (Perhaps with a cable for the floppy I could.)

I know that this is "bone simple" and I'll go read my documentation some more - but I am eager to get on the 'net.



Thanks!
 
Old 02-13-2004, 05:46 PM   #2
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You can access the hard drives (Windows too. NTFS read-only). Put the driver on your Windows partition and load it from there. I think they have a forum on either Knoppix's or Mepis's site about how to 'roll your own' live cd, if you got the space to make one on your hard drive.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:55 PM   #3
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How do I access the Windows hard drive?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:43 PM   #4
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If you want the pretty way, fire up konqueror and navigate to it. I think they are already supermounted. There should be an entry listed in /mnt for the partition. probably /mnt/windows or something similar. Maybe not. You may have to mount the drive as normal (kinda reverse order. instead of mounting the cd from your hd install, you're mounting the hd from your cd install). In that case, you'd be mounting from a shell: mount /mnt/windows
cd /mnt windows
ls #you may as well see if you're there
 
  


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