Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: Sep. 09 2005,04:23
I have been trying to get dsl to boot off of my usb stick for a few days now to no avail.
so last night, I put the embedded version of dsl on my usb stick, and ran it in qemu in windows. everything worked fine, mouse, keyboard, internet... then i rebooted when i got home from work today forgetting that my usb drive was connected. low and behold, my computer booted right in to DSL. the mouse and wireless wouldn't work. i dropped to console and ran the x config program, and enabled usb mouse, went back in to x, and mouse worked. now i am back in windows and i wanted to try to get the wireless working, but when i run dsl in qemu, my mouse won't work and i don't know how to drop to console in qemu (i used ctrl + alt + del when i booted off the stick).
My wireless card is a netgear wpg311 v2. i saw a few things on the new about needing the madwifi drivers or ndiswrapper to use the windows drivers. how would i get these to work in dsl, keeping it as a embedded install, not on HDD.
also, i plan on using this embedded install in both gemu and full-boot modes interchangably, so is there a way to easily remedy my mouse problems? I'm assuming that when i use qemu it emulates it as a ps/2 mouse, and when i boot off the usb it needs to be told its USB, not ps/2. so when i change it it saves the setting somewhere, most likely in an editable file, so i can change the setting back to ps/2 when i want to run qemu in windows. where is this file? i don't see any x-settings looking file on my usb stick.