Wireless on PCLinuxOS

  Ozy 14:53 22 Jan 2009
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I have given up trying to install wireless on my main computer,
As it it too complicated to install,
So I have put it on my second computer at the top of the stairs ,
And as it is a much shorter rout I have connected it by
Ethernet cable.
When trying to install it permanently, it gets to where it wants to install it,
but it is not where I want to install it, and it gives me no other option.
This second computer is a Vista System, dual booted with XP,
Would it help if I disconnected the Vista drive, as I am trying to install
PClinuxOS in place of the outdated XP, or should I uninstall XP first,and
Install PCLinuxOS to a blanc drive.
Or uninstall XP, disconnect Vista then install linux, reconnect Vista,
Would it still dual boot

  LastChip 23:50 23 Jan 2009

I have to say I'm getting a little confused at what you want to do.

In a previous post, you suggested Kubuntu is working fine, but you prefer Mepis. Now you're talking about PCLinuxOS.

If you disconnect the Vista drive, it will at least protect it that so no harm will come to it. Installing (whatever version of) Linux to your XP drive is perfectly feasible, but as you wont have Vista connected, it cannot recognise it to set up a dual-boot system. That can however be added later, but really you could do with gaining some experience before attempting it.

Have you read my article on installing PClinuxOS? It shows you how to select the drive you want to install to: click here

Take a look at this as well: click here as it will explain how Linux identifies hard drives.

Hope that helps.

  Ozy 16:14 24 Jan 2009

i have decided after trying all three of the
linux's that i prefer PClinuxOS,i will try installing as you sugested,and possibly dualboot
with EasyBCD as i did with XP and Vista,
thank you for bearing with me.

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