Earlier post I described how with Live Simply MEPIS 6.0 CD I managed to boot Linux on my Laptop and access Internet via wireless connection to my ADSL modem/router. Unfortunately after initial success this stopped working. Not sure why, but I had been trying other Linux Live CDs and perhaps
this was cause?
Anyway I visited
and downloaded the ftp://ftp.ukc.mirrorservice.org/sites/mepis.org/testing/SimplyMEPIS-CD_6.5.rc3_32.iso
built CD with Nero and booted up lap top.
Internet access did not work, not surprising as wireless needs WEP key. Therefore do the following
- Choose main KDE tab,
- Systems Settings,
- Internet & Networking,
- Mepis Network Assistant
- At this point Password for ROOT needed (this is root)
- Select Wireless Tab
- Select WEP encryption
- Enter WEP key
- Select Interfaces Tab
- Select ath0
- Select Start/restart on Apply
- Select Apply (at bottom)
Receive warning message saying something like "With most cards may take 15 sec before ready, for some cards may have to reboot"
Now I still want to try and boot from flash memory USB so that I can customise system, and/or remote USB attached hard drive.