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Re: Need help installing Linux via command line

Post by mischief on Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:33 pm
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you don't need to somehow convert windows drivers to work for linux chances are the networking card is supported by most distros kernels. only way to really know is to test it.
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Re: Need help installing Linux via command line

Post by Goatboy on Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:47 am
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mischief wrote:you don't need to somehow convert windows drivers to work for linux chances are the networking card is supported by most distros kernels. only way to really know is to test it.

I know the drivers are OS-independent for the most part, but the problem is I don't have a way to get the drivers onto my laptop. The only thing I can think of is to install them on Windows, copy them onto a disk as an image, and load them along with the Red Hat floppy boot I linked to earlier.
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Re: Need help installing Linux via command line

Post by tgoe on Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:35 pm
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Goatboy wrote:
mischief wrote:you don't need to somehow convert windows drivers to work for linux chances are the networking card is supported by most distros kernels. only way to really know is to test it.
<BR>I know the drivers are OS-independent for the most part, but the problem is I don't have a way to get the drivers onto my laptop. The only thing I can think of is to install them on Windows, copy them onto a disk as an image, and load them along with the Red Hat floppy boot I linked to earlier.



At this point, if I was you I'd ditch Linux and grab minix 3 http://www.minix3.org
Burn the install CD as normal but also make a boot floppy http://www.minix3.org/download/bootflop.img
Insert both and bootup :D
Should be pretty straight-forward from there with a copy of the docs handy
http://www.minix3.org/doc/#installation
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