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Old 08-21-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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Ubuntu: not letting me install tarballs


Hello everyone this is my first post. and i am indeed a noob. Anyways i was trying to install ndiswrapper for my wireless cards. and i have a problem, It wont let me install becuase i dont have kernal source. So i went and downlaoded the Kernel Source, but i dont know how to install. Heres what i did. First i untared it through the terminal. Then i changed directories into it. I typed ./configure it loaded some stuff. and now i typed Make, Make install. It said i have no such command or something. Please help. Thank you.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 10:45 PM   #2
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make is not installed by default. You will either have to install make using apt-get or install it using syanptic.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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OKk thanks, ill try it tomorow mornin. I was also wondering, which one is more suggested, Ubuntu or Fedora Core 5? Thanks
 
Old 08-21-2006, 11:12 PM   #4
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Ubuntu or Fedora Core 5?
Nearly 100% of Ubuntu users will recommend Ubuntu, while nearly 100% of Fedora Core users will recommend FC5.

But most will also tell you that everybody has different tastes and different needs, and you should try both in order to figure out which one best suits you.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 11:53 PM   #5
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You might want to install a package called build-essential. It's a meta-package that will install some other things you'll be likely to need if you're going to be installing from source.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 12:06 AM   #6
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thanks ill try that out later. also does fc5 support ndiswrapper ? seth
 
Old 08-22-2006, 12:34 AM   #7
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ndiswrapper is supported by almost all distro's. In the choice between Ubuntu and Fedora Core 5 is the same as Chevy or Dodge or ford. All have their own views.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 01:41 PM   #8
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I get what you mean. When i said, did Fedora Core 5 support ndiswrapper, what i meant was, does it support usb wireless. I installed it this morning, and my usb wireless device did not turn the LED on. While in Ubuntu, it did.(does any one know why this happened)?

I think i might go with Ubuntu becuase it had this easy way of installing things through synaptic. Thanks.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 02:12 PM   #9
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I would probably do the same. I am not a big fan of Fedora Core project. and Yes ndiswrapper does support that.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 11:34 PM   #10
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After trying out the stuff, I think I've got it. So then I wanted to dual boot my USING dekstop for Windows XP and LINUX.....I back everything up.....BUT unforetunatly the dual booting process did not allow me to install properly. I tried doing this my own way. I installed Partition Magic to my XP. Then i created a Swap partition, and a Linux Partition, and of course a Share OS partition. Then I saw a button that said "Install new Operating System." I decided to go with that and deleted all the linux partitions i created except the SHARE OS partition. Then i read the instructions...I thought pretty simple. But then as I rebooted into my computer it loaded as usual, and unexpectedly reboot again and said Cannot find OS or something. So i installed the Ubuntu to this Parition, becuase i thought it was most likely the partition magic doing its work, but it also said i needed something called Boot Magic or something, which i have NOT installed. Am i screwed with the windows now. Or is there a way to boot into XP without installing the Boot Magic. Or Is there a way to install it through linux? Please i would like to dual boot, but develop a new way to do this. Or if its possible, send me a link to a place where it gives detailed instructions on this becuase i could not understand some of them. Thanks.

Edit: I have now decided to Reinstall the whole hard drive and delete every partition there was, theres not point in trying to fix this becuase i backed everything up, After i get XP back and running, I will try to follow the instructions again, which made no sense to me. Please if there is anyone else that did this and it works, please tell me what you did. Thank you.

Edit 2: I reinstalled XP, installed Partition Magic....But this time I saw a Folder Called BTMagic, I decided to open it, and there it was, Boot Magic, at the tip of my fingers lol. I think I got it right this time, its loading. Thanks Guys.

Edit 3: Crud.....I accidentally pushed on the install Grub Loader, but then I realised.....I have a boot Load, which was Boot Magic.......and now I am where i started this last night. I tried to push on the boot windows instead of Linux in Grub, which lead to to a blue Screen of Death......

Last edited by sethis; 08-23-2006 at 09:34 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:54 AM   #11
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bump

I have decided to scrap Boot Magic. And try to go with something that already has been tested to work.

Edit: I didnt understand any other tutorial on this. Thus i picked up boot magic and tried ONE last time, i realised i was installing over the windows MBR. and it didnt like that. SO i installed it on secondary partition, it said FATAL ERROR. I then tried installing Lilo, I read that many people say that lilo is very difficult to maintain, i will have to learn some more please. Thanks I finallly got it to work with Magic Partition and Boot Magic, took about 2 whole nights. Thanks

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