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Old 05-11-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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I am a new user to linux and would love to learn more about the world of Linux. My fisrt question is this: i am using Knoppix 3.3 on an old computer that was built around 2002. I wanted to install SUSE 9.3, but I need a DVD drive because the disk I have is a DVD. But in the meantime, I will use Knoppix 3.3. My questions is how do I connext to the internet using this bootable program? If anybody can help me with this. pleas contact me by email or on yahoo messenger. My email is and yahoo messenger is jj570. Thank you.
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Hello and welcome.

There are three ways to get a nic (network interface card) to work.
One is by native kernel support. (just works out of the box)
Second is to find a driver online that someone or some company made for your nic.
Third is using a cheat. A program called ndiswrapper can allow some nic's to be used with windows drivers.

But, we'd need a bit more info. Knoppix was the king of live cd's at one time. It may be that Knoppix 5 or 6 would still suite this computer.

Anyho, what do you know about the nic, built in, or wireless. Do you know how to use terminal (like dos) in linux?

I may have to find my old 3.3 just to try to remember how it did use network. Seems to me it was a menu choice????
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Just a few things: I strongly recommend not to use such outdated Linux versions. They get no support, no security updates or bugfixes, and you will have serious problems to install newer software.
There are recent distributions specifically aimed towards older computers like yours. You can try antiX or Vector Linux for that, they both are available on CDs, so that you don't have to replace the drive.

Second, this forum doesn't work the way you want. Solutions and hints are posted in your thread, we will do support over e-mail or messengers only in very rare cases. This is simply because this way the solution is available for others with similar problems, if they search the web or this forum.


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