There are multiple iwl firmwares inside of Puppy such as the one linked in that article. Not all of them actually load into the Network Wizard for Puppy and I do not know how to force them to. The ones that do load into the Network Wizard do not work.
Initially skipped that command as it didn't run on Puppy Linux. Required installation.
the output of that command under Network was:
Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell driver: e1000e
v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>...
when I type ip link into Ubuntu's terminal on this same laptop, the third option which is not listed in Puppy Linux using the same command, is:
3: wlp2s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000
wlp2s0 is my network card (I found this out during a gentoo installation on this laptop).
All of your commands exclusively convey information for lo and eth0, but act as if my wireless card does not exist.
My wlan is also not soft blocked or hard blocked.
There is no bad sector on my hard disk.
My partitions are a FAT32 512M sda1, an extended 238G sda2, and a Linux 238G sda5.
sda1 had 0 bad blocks/errors.
sda2 had 0 bad blocks/errors.
sda5 had 0 bad blocks/errors.
Info found via a Puppy Linux terminal scan for bad blocks.
My disc-booted 64-bit Puppy Linux 8.0 is not detecting my computer's wireless network interface. The wireless network interface does run fine with my computer's installed Ubuntu operating system. Puppy Linux is only detecting my eth0 ethernet.
Puppy Linux's terminal revealed my network module...
Solved 100%: Puppy Linux had been burned incorrectly.
The first time I burned Puppy Linux onto the CD using Mac's tools and somehow must have botched that operation. This time I used ImgBurn.exe via the direct download link on the Puppy Linux home website (which gives a bunch of BS warnings you...
Yes, since I realized the PXE response was the same regardless if the disc was inside or not, I deleted.
I will be trying imgburn next and see if that gives me better luck. Currently the CD shows up in Ubuntu containing the correct ISO.
I used the build-in mac disk utility to burn the CD. I used Windows to burn the AOMEI Partition Assistant by using its wizard to burn it to a CD which I did successfully boot off the CD without an OS. This is because it forces the computer to run a UEFI for the CD even when set to legacy, and...
Partially Solved -Will Update Later
Below quoted post helped my figure out the solution.
I created an Ubuntu that boots off my USB through use of the Rufus USB-writing software, and that bootable also offered to turn my OS-less computer into an Ubuntu system via installation, which I agreed...