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I'm sort of booting off of a Mint 17 LiveCD (the situation is described here: How can i make my pc boot back into windows?) and the network does not work. It's wired if it matter.

I've also tried to connect to the internet using USB tethering on a Galaxy S3 phone. Both methods work in Windows. What is the problem and how can I fix it?

EDIT #1

Here's the output of the 2 commands that was requested via the comments below.

lspci:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV620/M82 [Mobility Radeon HD 3450/3470]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV620 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 3400 Series]
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
0a:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
0a:03.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
0a:03.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)

ifconfig output:

int@mint ~ $ ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:ba:b2:71:a8  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:137 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:137 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:9967 (9.9 KB)  TX bytes:9967 (9.9 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:ea:2d:01:6e  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

NOTE: please remember this is a LiveCD "burned" on a HDD partition it is not installed. I was thinking about a problem I had with setting up PPPoE internet connection on a Linux Mint 13 box some time ago and it was all solved when I updated all packages. I'll have to research how I can update Linux Mint 17 offline. In the meantime maybe this can be fixed without having to update the OS?

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If you check ifconfig -a, do you see an eth0 or similar for your network card? Also, please add hardware details and lspci output. Feel free to post a picture of the screen (e.g., take one with a cell phone) to avoid retyping all lspci shows. –  derobert Jul 2 at 19:57
    
Unfortunately i do not have acces to the pc directly. I'm communicating with someone by phone –  jurgees Jul 2 at 20:01
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Without ifconfig -a (to see if Linux has recognized the Ethernet hardware) and lspci (really only need the line for the Ethernet chip, to see what hardware it is) its going to be difficult to help. –  derobert Jul 2 at 20:02
    
yeah i'll post them but most likely tommorow. If you'll still be interested in helping the check back then please. But it does not make sense it's a livecd from the mint site ( actually it's an hdd partition on which the live cd is "burned"). The laptop is a vayo from 2008 there's little reason for it not to work. ( I think, but i'm not 100%, that the internet connection worked in Virtualbox if it matters) –  jurgees Jul 2 at 20:08
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If you can get the exact laptop model #, that may help too. –  derobert Jul 2 at 20:09

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