[SATLUG] dual booting my windoze box

mark mark at kandm-solutions.com
Thu Aug 26 13:04:54 CDT 2010

The wifi support is getting better. Unfortunately more often then not it
requires some manual configuration, which can be quite advanced. Many of
the broadcom chips just need firmware which you can find pretty easily
with google. Realtek has wireless drivers on their website and there are
also drivers for atheros and ralink. Sometimes the hardest part is
finding out what chipset the adapter uses. 

On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 22:52 -0500, Enrique Sanchez wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Enrique Sanchez
> <esanchezvela.satlug at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >
> > thnx to all, I used these steps, and repartitioned the disk with
> > GParted, the data survived the windoze boot record, did not, but that
> > is ok, I wasn't planning to go back as I had already tested the apps I
> > needed to run on a 2ndary box.
> >
> > the only missing thing is HW support for the 802.11g card, I should
> > find about that in a couple of minutes.
> >
> > best regards,
> > esv.
> >
> > --
> well, surprise surprise surprise,
> I installed Ubuntu 10.x and it detected an existing Windoze partition,
> asked whether I wanted to install it side to side or do a full disk
> reinstall, I went with the side to side one, somehow it fixed the
> windows boot record or I was too impatient with the previous boot (I
> booted the windows partition out of desperation trying to fix a
> problem with OpenOffice's calc program), but the end result is that
> now I have a dual boot machine.
> I haven't been so lucky in the wifi land but that does not worry me
> much yet....yet.
> > Enrique Sanchez Vela
> > ------------------------------------------
> >
> -- 
> Enrique Sanchez Vela
> ------------------------------------------


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