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> love knoppix 4.0, installing issue?, how does it find your wireless?
post Dec 21 2005, 09:32 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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right now, if i pop in my knoppix 4.0 live cd, this son of a gun finds everything on my winxp laptop....wireless card, boom, up and running on the net, hard drive, boom, no problem, usb drive, again, bada-bing, up and running...

but, my question, i have a spare pc, if i take that one and clear the hd and put a regular partition on there (non ntfs) and install knoppix, plug in my mn 520 usb wireless network adaptor, will knoppix find it then?

i can understand if finding it right now, because my win xp has the ms driver installed, and that is done via a standard windows installer program, but with a hd with just the partition for the linux, how will knoppix know what i have as a wireless network adaptor? or any adaptor that i plug into it, or am i way off base here?
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post Dec 22 2005, 01:32 PM
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Its GNU/

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The windows drivers are irrelevant. Knoppix will find the adapater in the same way windows would, and will use it's driver databse to get the right one. (All hardware identifies itself to the OS using codes, which the OS can look up to find the right driver).


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