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tjk176 11-30-2007 10:00 AM

Knoppix 5.1 hangs at broadcasting dhcp wireless
I have a laptop with no hard drive so I figured I'd use knoppix on it. I had a knoppix 3 dvd and that worked fine. Then I downloaded the knoppix 5.1 DVD and it boots til it gets to "network device eth1 detected, DHCP broadcasting for IP." It's one of those fancy laptops with the button that turns on the wireless (a button that turns on a lil blue light not a switch), but it won't turn on at this point in booting. Anyway to get pass this? I'd like to use the wireless once it boots. Should I just forget about 5.1? Thanks

pentode 11-30-2007 12:31 PM

Wireless NICs are troublesome in Linux due to the lack of native drivers. I believe Knoppix has ndiswrapper (look in Knoppix menu in KDE), but it needs to get access to the Windows drivers to work. So take a look at the ndiswrapper documentation and the Knoppix documentation.

tjk176 11-30-2007 02:18 PM

Thanks for the reply but mostly my problem is knoppix never gets past braodcasting for ip. It never boots, just hangs. so i can't mess with ndiswrapper. Is there a boot command i could use to bypass dhcp broadcasting?

pentode 11-30-2007 04:57 PM

It should time out eventually. You don't need Internet access to use Knoppix.

Google for Knoppix cheat codes.

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