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Old 11-18-2007, 07:15 AM   #1
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Permission denied at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper-1.9 line 152.


magnum@magnum-desktop:~$ ndiswrapper -i tmp/bcmwl5a.inf
couldn't create /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5a: Permission denied at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper-1.9 line 152.
magnum@magnum-desktop:~$


does anyone know what this means?

thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 07:38 AM   #2
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You need to be root.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 07:41 AM   #3
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forgive my ignorance but i don't know what that means, i am the only user on the computer.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 07:46 AM   #4
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root is the "superuser", or administrator account. It has more powers than a regular user account. If you're using Ubuntu, then run the command with "sudo" in front (i.e. "sudo ndiswrapper -i tmp/bcmwl5a.inf") and enter your user password when prompted. For other distros where the root account is enabled, run "su", then enter your root password and then run ndiswrapper.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 06:53 PM   #5
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thanks for clearing that up, i thought the $ sign was a sudo substitute
(we all know what thought did)
 
  


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