[hcflinux] Installation problem

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Tue Mar 1 17:42:53 EST 2005


first of all, "LiveCD" type of Linux distributions are known to not work 
with our products since our drivers expects to have a few directories 
with write access and on most "LiveCD" type of Linux distributions, 
these directories are on the CD, so the driver can't write information 
in this directory and the installation will fail.

You must compile the driver on the same Linux distribution, kernel 
version, architecture and gcc version or else it will not work. This is 
why we offer a wide variety of pre-compiled RPM packages.

Since we do not currently support "LiveCD" type of Linux distributions 
and this distribution doesn't have the packages required to compile 
kernel modules, you will have, unfortunately, to use another Linux 
distribution if you want to use our products.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Leslie_Katz at agd.nsw.gov.au wrote:
> I have a problem regarding the installing of a Linuxant
> modem driver. What little I know about Linux has been learnt in the last
> few days only, so I apologise in advance for any errors and omissions I may
> make in setting out my problem.
> I bought a used computer with both the Windows 98 OS and a PCI modem called
> a GVC F-1156IV+R9C installed. The computer works and I was able to get onto
> the Internet with it, using the modem just mentioned. My intention was to
> convert the computer to run under Linux instead of Windows 98 and then to
> give it to a person I know who has no computer and cannot afford to buy
> one.
> I shrank the Windows partition, which had formerly occupied the whole of
> the computer's (sole) hard drive, and installed in the space freed up a
> Linux distribution called BeatrIX 2005.1. I chose it because it was both
> small (180MB) and said to be easy to use. It was also said to be "based on
> Debian/Knoppix/Ubuntu", according to a review of it when run from a liveCD.
> Then I turned to the problem of getting a Linux modem driver for the
> installed modem and discovered Linuxant. From various pages at the Linuxant
> site I satisfied myself that the modem concerned would be recognised by the
> Linuxant hcfpcimodem driver. (It's PCI ID 14F1:1033.) I also learnt of the
> different installation methods available.
> After reading the Linuxant pages about installation methods, I went to the
> BeatrIX forums for further information. There I discovered a discussion
> about a Linux driver for a WLAN card, in the course of which the forum
> administrator
> wrote, "The errors you are seeing are [the result of] the fact that
> BeatrIX, because of its nature does NOT have any compiling capabilities.
> You either have to get a pre-built driver, or compile one yourself
> (different distro) and add it in to BeatrIX."
> As I understand that statement, it excludes me from using in BeatrIX any of
> the methods
> of installing the hcfpcimodem driver mentioned at Linuxant. I can't use the
> automatic installer,
> because I don't yet have Internet access when operating in Linux. I can't
> use the
> distribution-specific binary packages, because BeatrIX isn't one of the
> supported
> distributions. I can't use a generic package with source, because that
> requires compilation
> capabilities that BeatrIX doesn't have.
> That leads me to two questions.
> 1. Is it possible to compile the driver using a different distribution (on
> the same computer,
> I assume is meant)?
> 3. If so, I have a liveCD of SuSE 9.2. Could I perhaps use that to compile
> the driver?
> I'd be grateful for any assistance with my questions. Thank you.
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