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BarfBag
June 27th, 2008, 06:24 PM
We have a laptop with a Broadcom Wi-Fi Card. I'm not sure what the exact version of it is. Anyways, it does not work in the Ubuntu Live-CD. To get it to work, a restart is required. Problem is - this is a Live-CD, so a restart just wipes everything. My question is - is there a way to get a Broadcom Wi-Fi card working with the Live-CD and if not, is there another distribution that will do this?

wolfen69
June 27th, 2008, 06:35 PM
install ubuntu to a usb stick. it acts like a live cd but keeps all settings. (persistant install) http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/05/08/usb-ubuntu-804-persistent-install-via-the-live-cd/

timcredible
June 27th, 2008, 06:39 PM
or, if your PC doesn't support boot from usb, do an install, get the wi-fi working and then create your own bootable cd from your install. i forget the app that does that, though....

Duck2006
June 27th, 2008, 06:44 PM
or, if your PC doesn't support boot from usb, do an install, get the wi-fi working and then create your own bootable cd from your install. i forget the app that does that, though....

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization

sam_delta
June 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM
after installing the proper drivers, try this instead of restarting

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

also, which drivers are you using?, that might help us to tell you what to do instead of a restart

sam