I've just installed Linux for the very first time, using a Fedora distribution from here
. I'm now trying to get the machine connected to the internet, using a wireless USB adapter (Microsoft MN-510) - as far as I can tell, the distribution did not have drivers for it, so after searching online a bit, I've found some potentially suitable drivers at http://prism2.unixguru.raleigh.nc.us/
. However, I have so far not been able to get them installed, wondering if anybody could help?
The specific errors I'm getting during installation seem to boil down to
RepoError: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
I'm not sure what repomd.xml is, or where I might be looking for it, but my system certainly can't seem to be able to find it. I'm also not entirely sure if I'm using the correct drivers - I have fedora 2.6.29, however, the latest kernel version I could find these drivers for is 2.4.22. I'm also actually guessing on my kernel version a bit, as the link above suggests looking in /boot/kernel.h, but, if I have a kernel.h file on my installation, I'm not sure where it is, and it certainly isn't under /boot... However, I suspect the repomd.xml problem is showing up well before I get to all the potential versioning issues.
Some more basic system information (an AMD desktop):
[aslepak@localhost ~]$ rpm -q redhat-release
package redhat-release is not installed
[aslepak@localhost ~]$ rpm -q fedora-release
[aslepak@localhost ~]$ uname -r
[aslepak@localhost ~]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain.linuxbox 22.214.171.124-167.fc11.i586 #1 SMP Wed May 27 17:14:37 EDT 2009 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
[aslepak@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep kernel-2
[root@localhost log]# cat messages
Sep 20 15:10:04 localhost kernel: imklog 3.21.11, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Sep 20 15:10:04 localhost rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="3.21.11" x-pid="1169" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] restart
I'd appreciate any help. Or alternatively, if anyone can suggest a wireless card, USB or otherwise, that fedora has pre-built drivers for, that might make this whole problem go away for me, for the time being anyway.