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Old 09-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #1
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LIve CD


2 questions

1. What is the best LiveCD for Linux with the best hardware support, specifically wifi cards/laptops. I want to run a live cd, but one that will detect my wifi card.

2. What wifi card will almost always work with linux?

Thank you.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 11:22 PM   #2
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1) I'll suggest you try Knoppix, its one of the most popular live distros because of its hardware support.

2) I'm not a wi-fi expert but I think that a lot of cards will work on linux, especiallly those with generic chipsets like the prism 2 chipset.

just trying to help
 
Old 09-16-2004, 11:08 AM   #3
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The SuSE Live-Eval discs are great.. I'm running the full install of 9.1 professional on my notebook and it perfectly found my Linksys WPC11 ver. 3 Wireless Card. (That's how how I installed it via FTP) KNOPPIX is okay, but you can't do a lot with it, i.e. - save documents or settigns and whatnot... with the SuSE live eval CD, it actually creates small files on the hardrive (nothing that will be noticed or a problem) if you choose to use that option, and then you can actually save system settings and files... you just boot the OS from the CD and then it checks the configuration files and everyhting is back just like a normal OS... I used the Live Eval disc for SuSE 9.0 for about 2 days before going out and buying the professional boxed set... I think you'll like it.. Good Luck..

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Old 09-26-2004, 04:15 PM   #4
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Hard to Detect Linux Install

I want to install Linux for QT3 development on my work laptop that has Windows 2000 installed on it( NTFS), but I don't want a lilo/grub boot-up manager to popup on startup. So now I am looking at the "Live CD" distro's where I can boot the OS from CD but still be able to install my QT3 library/working files to the hard drive. The way I picture it is - shrink windows partition to make room for Linux files, boot core OS from CD, then work from the hard drive the rest of the time, including using an applications installed to the Linux partion on the Hard Drive

Are there any live CD's that can handle this sort of setup?
 
Old 09-26-2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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Re: Hard to Detect Linux Install

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Originally posted by fortezza
The way I picture it is - shrink windows partition to make room for Linux files, boot core OS from CD, then work from the hard drive the rest of the time, including using an applications installed to the Linux partion on the Hard Drive

Are there any live CD's that can handle this sort of setup?
Why would you want to do that?
Any idea how small Linux is?
Till 2.4 it fits on a floppy...
If you want to use applications on the hard drive, do a full install.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:10 PM   #6
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Suse Live Eval cd was excellent, so is Knoppix or GNoppix if your into Gnome Desktop
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:28 PM   #7
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Or.. check this out... Hows about you do a full install of whatever the F*** distro you want on there.. Don't install a boot loader.. and use the boot floppy to boot to the distro whenever you wanna use it!!!! ;-)!

If your only issue is the boot loader.. this will work great and you can anything/everything you want...


Good Luck!!
 
Old 10-01-2004, 11:55 PM   #8
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OK So I went out and bought a new card (Netgear wg511) and tried all my freakin live cd distro's and none of them work.
I dont even see the power light on my card.
I tried Knoppix 3.6, and the latest SUSE live eval, and some older ones but I get nothing.
According to a review at:

http://www.linuxforums.org/news/article-24309.html

He gets it working fine with Knoppix 3.6 and the WG511 card.
Why doenst it work for me?

I have Toshiba Satellite Laptop.
Please help
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:57 PM   #9
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I'm not sure.. But I wouldn't have gone with a netgear card anyways... you should've bought a Linksys man... Linksys GPLs their driver codes... so they all work great with Linux or you wan compile them yourself.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 10:35 PM   #10
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Dude how come eveyone is tellin me to go w/ the netgear stuff then?
I just need something that a live distro will recognize ...ya know?
 
Old 10-07-2004, 08:39 PM   #11
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i dunno... I don't like neatgear... but i think thats justa personal bias... netgear may be just fine... but I only use linksys and if i'm forced to i'll go with a d-link
 
  


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