I was able to boot into Fluxbox on this live USB run. Here is what I've gathered from the log. I have an IBM Thinkpad X41 laptop w/ stylus.
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
0000:04:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
Unable to load firmware: -2
failed to register network device
0000:04:02.0: PCI INT A disabled
probe of 0000:04:02.0 failed with error -5
Tips would be appreciated.