I am on Fedora 5, and trying to follow the instructions here, step by step:
(Sorry, they don't let me paste links in my post).
It says in the very beginning:
You need a recent kernel at least 2.6.6 or 2.4.26 with source.
THAT'S GREAT TO KNOW THAT I NEED IT, BUT HOW DO I GET IT, AND HOW DO I INSTALL IT. A TOTAL NEWBIE IS HERE.
What does it mean to have a kernel with source? What is the difference from having a kernel without source? And why is the source needed??
Then they tell you "how to do it":
the sources can be installed using the package kernel-source<kernel-version>.rpm command.
It does not help me much. I have no idea what the exact rpm file that I need to get is, where I get it, and how I install it.
When I do:
I get: 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
I guess that's the kernel version that is running on my computer. Am I right??? If so, this is not 2.6.6 or 2.4.26 that they tell me that I need....
If I get the 2.6.6 kernel that they tell me that I need, does it mean that I won't have the original 2.6.15 kernel on my computer anymore? Or could they both live together side by side?
Question: this ndiswrapper is quite old. I thought that Fedora 5 is quite new. So how could they ask people to get the 2.6.6 kernel with Fedora 2, Fedora 3, which I have read on the web people were able to install ndiswrapper with.
Stupid questions, I know. Newbie.