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Old 12-15-2017, 03:08 PM   #1
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Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 + Lenovo 110S :Which live USB lightweight distro ?

Have just tried Xubuntu16.04 with rufus and can't get anywhere.

Are there any distros which will work out of the box?
Don't have ethernet only public wifi.

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Old 12-16-2017, 03:22 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Your first problem is your Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 wifi:

You need to buy a USB wifi adapter that actually works out of the box in Linux, such as this
D-Link N150 USB:

Your second problem is that you need to run a lightweight distro such as antiX-17 (32 bit) on the Lenovo 110S.

You need to have access to another computer to first download the antiX-17_386-full.iso and then create a bootable USB drive (a small 2GB or 4GB USB drive is more than adequate) using Rufus:

Insert the D-Link N150 wifi adapter and then boot the Lenovo using the antiX-17 USB drive.

Your public wifi SSID/network should be detected automatically.

Proceed with the installation.

To permanently enable wifi in antiX-17 after installation:

Menu > Control Centre > Network > Network Interfaces (ceni) > wlan0 > follow wizard and give SSID/network name and wifi password.

Here is an installation guide to the earlier antiX-16:

Good luck.

Last edited by beachboy2; 12-16-2017 at 04:31 AM.


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