Linux is useless without internet. My story so far
So, Linux downloaded, burnt to disc, and installed like a dream – almost.
It worked ok, but I had partitioned the drive so that Linux only had 2.5GB. Little did I realise it needed a fair bit more than that to run anything. So I uninstalled and increased the partition size, and installed it again. No problems there.
The problem arose when I tried to connect to the Internet. It found the network alright, even the name of the router, and it even connected to it, or at least it said it had. The thing was, it said 0% (which I assume means signal), which I can’t understand, as I have good reception in Windows.
So I followed all the instructions through as best as I could, but still nothing changed. I downloaded this wireless assistant app, but I couldn’t for the life of me get it to install. There were lots of different command line instructions, and I’m quite sure I tried them all, and none worked.
Then I found that I had to install something else first, as it couldn’t compile the code to install unless it knew how. I had the funny feeling I was about to be led on a rather annoying and time consuming goose chase over installing. Sure enough, one forum noted that it was like such a chase.
I decided that for a Linux novice such as myself, I had to just wait for someone to come round and sort it all out for me. I resigned to leaving it alone, until Thursday, which is when my local Linux geek comes home. Then we’ll see who’s boss of Linux.
If you have any ideas/suggestions about how to do anything in this post that I failed to do, I may well try it out. Who knows, there may even be some kind of reward. Comment below on your first Linux experience, or any help for me.