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Old 11-27-2004, 10:36 PM   #1
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first time using linux, ndiswrapper


Hi, finally converted to linux from windwos, mandrake 10.1 specifically.

As not to waste your time reading, basically my problem is that I'm not experienced enough to install ndiswrapper. I downloaded it and even managed to get pretty far, but I ran into some problems with the kernel.

What I need is for someone to show me step by step how to install this ndiswrapper. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 12:59 AM   #2
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1) have you thumbed through this site: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending
-- or try a specific search... ndiswrapper is common, so there's bound to be some documentation here...
2) have you read the included README and INSTALL files -- or the ./doc folder? those are good starting places...

now onto my reply:

hmmm... i did this... but that was some time ago -- don't think i want to try and recall what i did step-by-step... perhaps i'll upgrade soon, and document it... hows about you try and describe your problem, though i personally apprecate the brevity of the first post...
 
Old 11-28-2004, 07:38 AM   #3
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Read the Installation instructions on ndiswrapper wiki. You need to install the kernel source in compiling ndiswrapper. Type "uname -r" at a konsole to find out which kernel version you are using. After doing all the steps for installing ndiswrapper, go to MCC and add new internet connection "wireless". If you are using a shorewall firewall allow connection through wlan0.
At a konsole type "lspci" and "lspci" find your wireless card and download the .inf driver for it.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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Ok, I did the best I could and actually made a little progress. I managed to use Konsole to unpack the ndiswrapper and whatnot, and this is where I ran into problems. According to the steps I was following, I was to log on as root in the ndiswrapper directory, then type "make install". WHen I did this I got the following message.



make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/patbon/ndiswrapper-0.12/driver'
Can't find kernel sources in /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-10mdk/build;
give the path to kernel sources with KSRC=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/patbon/ndiswrapper-0.12/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2


What I gather from this is that somethign with my Kernel is wrong. God dammit. Anyone know what to do? And I realize that the post before this may have been adressing this problem, since it seems I need to alter the kerne. My problem then would be though, where do I get it and what do I do to install it.

Oh and I guess I should add that I managed to get the green light on the card to blink, meaning that it is being recognized by linux, just not connecting to the internet.

Last edited by The Patbon; 11-28-2004 at 12:08 PM.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 12:58 PM   #5
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Oh did I get lucky.

I found on the ndiswrapper site that that error happens if I don't have the correct kernel sources. I found where to get them and everything, but I have ANOTHER problem. I made my partition too small (idiot), I need to increase it just by a little bit. How could I do this?
 
Old 11-28-2004, 06:08 PM   #6
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QTparted should be able to change the partiton for ya.
http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-28-2004, 06:23 PM   #7
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I'm getting this error message when I do "./configure"

checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 06:32 PM   #8
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Old 11-28-2004, 08:15 PM   #9
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OK ANYONE PLEASE HELP.

I figured out my problem with the kernel and got past "make install"

Now what? How do I install my windows driver?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 01:46 PM   #10
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Old 11-29-2004, 04:30 PM   #11
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Thanks, that REALLY helped me out.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 08:15 PM   #12
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Go to your distro's install software, and install gcc. Or compatibale C compiler.
 
  


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