Originally Posted by CrinkElite
Is there any way i can obtain the files necessary to install ndiswrapper without getting them automatically from the net or from the ubuntu cd,
sorry if this is senseless gibberish but i really don't have much of a clue what i'm doing.
thanks for reading
instead of doing it thru the package manager ....ill guide you thru how to do it
from the commandline. What we are going to do is download the source code of
ndiswrapper, compile it, and install it.
so go here to download source code. http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=93482
download the one that says stable...
now your gonna get a file that ends with .tar.gz
basically this file is compressed and archived so we gotta uncompress
$tar xzvf filename.tar.gz
this command will do the job ('$' is not included, its just so u know this goes in the terminal). Replace filename with the name of the file you downloaded.
then you will get a folder called filename. In here there is a file called INSTALL. It will tell you most of the things i will tell you in a more accurate way, so if they vary some stuff... you do what they say because its what they says that goes...
go into the folder that the above command created. Once in it, type
This will make sure that nothing is installed on the system
This will compile the source code. Compiling means that it takes a code written in a programing language (like C++, Java...etc) and create a
binary code instructurions for the computer....DONT GET SCARED
this is basically installing it. It just creates a ".bin" file. Then
This command takes the ".bin" file and places it the /bin folder and does
some extra clean up.
If everything goes well...the program is ready to be used and you can they
install your driver using ndiswrapper...
read the INSTALL file on how to actually install the drive with ndiswrapper...
dont be afraid to ask