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Old 08-19-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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liveCDs and wireless drivers

branching off a previous post on the same

specs copied from documentation that i think are relevant:
* emachines notebook, model M5313
* Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
* Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ Processor
* 802.11g wireless (up to 54Mbps); 10/100Mbps Ethernet

scenario: i'd like to try linux on my computer with the help of a liveCD. the liveCDs that i have in my possession are DSL, slax, morphix, and knoppix (i've had the least trouble with slax and morphix, so i'd like to stick with those). the recurring problem with these liveCDs is connecting to the internet -- everything else works satisfactorily. i've been told to download the wireless driver for my notebook at and ndiswrapper, both of which i've done.

problem is, i don't know where to go from there. i've searched and googled the internet, but i've been unable to understand all the technical jargon of potential sources pertaining to ndiswrapper how-to's and driver compilation... (i'm just a newbie!)

can someone tell me what to do with these drivers?

(somehow incorporate the drivers into the liveCD? i have no idea. i understand that the problem with liveCDs is that you can't save settings. but with slax, i believe that there is a webconfig feature that might come in handy -- only if i could get the internet to work )

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Old 08-19-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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Are you sure that you've download a linux driver from I went on their web site, and they have only drivers for Windpws.

Anyway, if it's for linux please give the format/list of files that you download, etc. so we can help you.

EDIT: ndisrapper is a kernel-module for your wireless card, by lookin at the post that you linked to you have got a Windows driver, which is useless.

Also, opening 2 posts about he same thing is against the forum rules.

EDIT2: - try reading the manuals at the ndiswrapper web-site, thats what it's for.

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Old 08-19-2005, 04:05 PM   #3
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Go get MySlaxCreator. It runs under Windoze, and allows you to easily add things to your Slax. While you're at it, you might want to pick up some Slax modules. I meant to mention this to you earlier, but the warm, lavender-scented bat guano hit the fan, and I forgot. Sorry, and good luck!
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