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Old 01-09-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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Can i use the same windows drivers into linux in one pc?


i have two hard discs , one is for kali and the other is for windows7 , i need to install my wlan chipset driver but when i tried to install it into kali i had some few problems in compiling the driver rtl8188 , and this chipset is already installed in my windwos 7 ! , when i boot kali from usb disc , the wlan appears , but when i boot it from hdd i can only see the wired connection !!
 
Old 01-09-2015, 01:16 PM   #2
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Windows and Linux is entirely different OS + System. So installing a driver in one doesn't has any effect on other. Also using a system from HDD and USB Drive are entirely different. So you have to setup networking in each.
 
Old 01-09-2015, 02:19 PM   #3
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Kali :

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek
 
Old 01-11-2015, 02:44 PM   #4
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There are three ways to use a driver.
One is built into kernel.
Two is an add on linux driver.
Three is windows drivers using ndiswrapper.

Why you are playing with kali is beyond me too. It has no use for you.
 
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:38 AM   #5
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There are three ways to use a driver.
One is built into kernel.
Two is an add on linux driver.
Three is windows drivers using ndiswrapper.

Why you are playing with kali is beyond me too. It has no use for you.
good ,thanks for the informations

i used ndiswrapper but i had a problem with some module , it doesn't work !!
i looked for another drive with a fixed bugs for my chip-set , i installed it , and now the problem is solved ^^
 
Old 01-17-2015, 06:42 AM   #6
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Windows and Linux is entirely different OS + System. So i
nstalling a driver in one doesn't has any effect on other. Also using a system from HDD and USB Drive are entirely different. So you have to setup networking in each.

you can use " ndiswrapper " to install windows driver into linux with the .inf of your win-driver
there are few cards which are Chinese built their driver available only in windows ,so this method is helpful
thanks anyway .
 
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Okedokey. Thanks for the update and solution.
 
  


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