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Old 10-18-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper - driver installation


Hello all,

A newbie and I've spent several hours getting "ndiswrapper" installed properly (no error messages). I'm at the second stage of the installation (the driver) and have hit another brick wall and I'm at a complete loss on how to procede.

Below is the output from my attempts at installing the driver/s. I've been using the install instructions from SourceForge;
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/w...p/Installation
I initially used the drivers from the CD, when that didn't work I downloaded the (suggested) files from the SourceForge listings.

I moved all the files into one directory (per instructions) and tried various suggested drivers and everything returns the output that follows. Am I working from the wrong directory? Is the syntax incorrect? Is it me???

Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated,
tomap

[tom@localhost tmp]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost tmp]# cd /home/tom/ndiswrapper-0.11
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-0.11]# ndiswrapper -i INF /mnt/win_d/74092/bcmwl5.inf
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d pciid driver Use installed 'driver' for 'pciid'
-e driver Remove 'driver'
-l List installed drivers
-m Write configuration for modprobe
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-0.11]# ndiswrapper -i INF /mnt/win_d/74092/bcmwl5a.inf
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d pciid driver Use installed 'driver' for 'pciid'
-e driver Remove 'driver'
-l List installed drivers
-m Write configuration for modprobe
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-0.11]# ndiswrapper -i INF /mnt/win_d/74092/bcmwl5
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d pciid driver Use installed 'driver' for 'pciid'
-e driver Remove 'driver'
-l List installed drivers
-m Write configuration for modprobe
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-0.11]# ndiswrapper -i INF /mnt/win_d/74092/bcmw15a
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d pciid driver Use installed 'driver' for 'pciid'
-e driver Remove 'driver'
-l List installed drivers
-m Write configuration for modprobe
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-0.11]# ndiswrapper l
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d pciid driver Use installed 'driver' for 'pciid'
-e driver Remove 'driver'
-l List installed drivers
-m Write configuration for modprobe
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-0.11]#
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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ndiswrapper -i /locationfothe.infAND.sys

and yea use the downloaded ones... basically just remove INF from the command yer trying to use.
i have mine in a folder like this:

ndiswrapper -i /etc/bcmwl5/bcmwl5.inf

and it'll load fine... just put bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys in the same folder.

then do

ndiswrapper -l

^^ thats -L but lower case and it will list the installed driver.

Last edited by y0shi; 10-18-2004 at 04:41 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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according to the install instructions, the files will be installed in the proper directory. Would that be the /etc directory??

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Old 10-18-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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??? what >>>???? !! ??

i'm telling you:

put bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5.sys in any directory you wish....just grab them off the cd....or like it reccomends, download them

then

ndiswrapper -i /thedirectory/bcmwl5.inf

then

ndiswrapper -l

then modprobe ndiswrapper
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:48 PM   #5
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Just tried the install again - looked like it worked but with the "ndiswrapper l" received the following output.

[root@localhost r76521]# ndiswrapper -i /mnt/win_d/r76521/bcmwl5.inf
Installing bcmwl5
[root@localhost r76521]# ndiswrapper -i /mnt/win_d/r76521/bcmwl5.sys
Installing bcmwl5.sys
[root@localhost r76521]# ndiswrapper l
Usage: ndiswrapper OPTION

Manage ndis drivers for ndiswrapper.
-i inffile Install driver described by 'inffile'
-d pciid driver Use installed 'driver' for 'pciid'
-e driver Remove 'driver'
-l List installed drivers
-m Write configuration for modprobe
[root@localhost r76521]#

please advise,
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:55 PM   #6
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first off.... why aren't you just simply doing exaclty what i say...like copy paste it out of this window...buuut what ever....the instructions are very clear your just not following them.

ndiswrapper -i /location/bcmwl5.inf

DO NOT DO NDISWRAPPER -i /LOCATION/BCMWL5.SYS

then DO: ndiswrapper -l

MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE HYPHEN.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:05 PM   #7
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Thanks for the assistance and the patience. The hyphen was the issue, the driver & hardware are present.
Some of my questions may seem stupid at times (to experienced linux users) but I'm trying not only to accomplish a task but to try and understand what's happening in the process.

Once again; Thanks for the assistance,
tomap
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:08 PM   #8
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yea but it wasn't even an issue you just didn't notice the hyphen, thats all. your welcome, welcome to the linux wireless world... it sucks and it should burn in hell...windows dominates wireless i wish manufacturors would just release drviers for linux...*sigh*
 
  


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