z06gal wrote:Every time I try to use the live cd and download the necessary drivers, everything is aborted and I get this message:
could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com
It will not allow me to enable wireless and it shuts down. Anybody have a clue?
why don't u try install Gloria KDE into your HDD?
I dont think that a hard drive install solves the problem. Hardware recognition and wireless access work the same way in Ubuntu - live or hard disk installed.
are you sure your wlan hardware is *not* recognized for lack of hardware drivers? Or do you just have to configure it? The system tools should give you a clue whether they "see" the hardware.
OR: use a terminal window and enter
If this gives you (among other output) something containing "wlan0" then you will not need an additional driver.
If hardware is not recognized, then of course, you may need a driver which is a catch-22 !
You may either need another PC to download the necessary packages,
typically to-do with "ndiswrapper" in its name (can be found on http://packages.ubuntu.com
) -- or the EASIER solution (if available) is to connect with good ole' network cable
to the internet (most wireless routers also allow for wired (ethernet) connection).
"could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com"
of course results from no access to any nameserver (because of no access to the Web in the first place).
With a wired connection you can download/install any packages necessary to get your Wlan access running.