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D'oh! i mean Linux ok, so i have a live CD of linux, and i ran into a problem.. how do i install a wireless card? I have a Segam WL5061S usb dongle, can some one help?

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gmjhowe (author)2009-01-09

I suggest loosing all hope, giving up, then death. On a serious note, you need to tell us which distro, and which version of linux you have!

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11010010110 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-01-09

can you find something with ndiswrapper in the menu ?

install your windows xp driver with it

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Sandisk1duo (author)110100101102009-01-09

what do you mean? when i boot the CD?

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Sandisk1duo (author)110100101102009-01-09

ok, i have found that app what's next?

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11010010110 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-01-10

see how you can use it. i never used it myself so idk how basically you need to put the windows driver (.inf file and whatever else there is) in a folder and direct ndiswrapper to the inf file

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11010010110 (author)2009-01-09

try to use the windows xp driver with ndiswrapper. how its done depends on the linux you use

maybe its just some standard card renamed. enter lspci or lsusb (as administrator) in linux and see if inside its some other card

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whatsisface (author)2009-01-09

I don't think you can install a wireless card if it's running off the CD, it needs to be running from something you have write access to.

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11010010110 (author)whatsisface2009-01-09

not necessary. some live cds include the drivers but disable them by default. you enable them in the boot menu or modprobe them manually on the running system

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