Hi. Good to see that there are Mandrake-on-Averatec users. (Me too!!)
Seems that you're not getting much response. Have you tried www.averatecforums.com
I don't know if it helps, but here's what I did. And it's working very well.
- I have Mandrake 10.1 running on AV3250 with RaLink wireless card.
- I installed ndiswrapper from their original website (ndiswrapper-1.1.tar.gz).
- I downloaded RLink RT2500 driver (WL54driver18.104.22.168.zip).
- I installed the driver for Win2K.
It seems you did the same thing. (I'm sorry I don't remember the detailed steps that I followed.)
Did you make sure that your laptop has RaLink wireless card?
Sorry that I can't help you with the booting up problem.