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Old 02-25-2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hello again. It's been nearly a year sense I tried linux and I recently got a wild hair to try again. Well to get to the point, I'm trying to install ndiswrapper to get my Dell Truemoblie 1300 card to work. Problem is that I need to make a link to my kernel to get the install to work properly. Can anyone at least give me a filename or a folder name so I know what to copy?
 
Old 02-25-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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you're looking for a file named /boot/vmlinuz. Sometimes there's a version number attached to the end, and I think some distros put it in / instead of /boot, but that's the one.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 09:57 PM   #3
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*gets on knees and bows to you* thank you thank you thank you....I should be able to run my linux online now!
 
Old 02-25-2007, 09:59 PM   #4
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No problem, post back if you have any troubles.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 01:05 AM   #5
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Ugh, I thought I could do it, looks like Chet are dumb. No matter what I do I always end up with this while following the directions for ndiswrapper.
Code:
root@ubuntu:/ # make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/driver'
Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/build;
  give the path to kernel build directory with
  KBUILD=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
Right now I'm using my father's network card, but I don't know how long he'll allow me to keep it.
 
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If Ubuntu, you'll need at least build-essential and linux-headers.
Check the Ubuntu wiki - it'll have heaps of articles. May even save you having to compile this at all.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 07:37 AM   #7
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For compiling ndiswrapper, there are other things you need, here you need the linux kernel source code, not just the kernel. Go to any command line and type

Code:
sudo apt-get install kernel-source
this should grab the kernel source and install it. I should ask - are you sure you need to compile ndiswrapper? You can get it by typing

Code:
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper
which is far easier than compiling.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 03:03 PM   #8
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Thank you all for your suggestions, I will try out these things and let you know how they go.
 
  


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