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Old 05-05-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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Base System installed ... Problem with wireless connection


System: Sarge ... Kernel: 2.6.8-2-386 ... Dual Boot with XP on Laptop
Installed from 1 disk iso

On installation Sarge did not recognize my Wireless controller. I selected 'Don't configure network now' assuming I could fight it later. Base system installed easily ... Am working from a command prompt.

Found a driver for my wireless card (RA2500) ... DL'd to my working (Fedora) PC ... copied driver files to a cd ... copied from cd into Sarge.

README says 'Run Make, Make-install.' Unfortunately, my base system does not seem to include the 'make' command. (make: command not found)

Obviously, I can't complete the installation unless I can connect to the internet. What is my next step?

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Old 05-05-2005, 10:44 PM   #2
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Surely somebody knows the answer to this. I can't just download 'make' because it's a .deb file, and my base system also does not include ar.

How about if I dl one of the installation iso disks ... and install the one package that includes 'make' ... Anyone know which cd that would be, and what would be the package name?
 
Old 05-05-2005, 11:15 PM   #3
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You should be able to use 'dpkg', which should certainly be in the Debian base, to install a .deb file.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 11:00 AM   #4
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why not plug into an ethernet port, and set up your installation, then set up wireless? What kind of laptop do you have? What kind of wireless card do you have? you may have to use ndiswrapper to get it working?
 
Old 05-06-2005, 05:33 PM   #5
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Why not plug into an ethernet port, and set up your installation, then set up wireless?

The obvious solution, which eventually soaked into my aged brain. My head was just too full of new hardware and laptop madness to stop and think before asking a foolish question.

Anyway, I now have Debian and WinXp cohabitating. Debian is still working from a command prompt, but it has a network, and things are about to proceed. I'm sure that at some point, I'll be back with some more specific questions related to getting that RA2500 card working, but for now, we're plowing ahead.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 08:49 PM   #6
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are there linux drivers for the RA2500 card? otherwise you'll need ndiswrapper. I would work on getting your linux set up before you do anything else though. Keep using the ethernet to get what you need, becuase wi-fi spews errors about packets dropped and stuff on the command line.
 
  


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