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Old 07-20-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Problems installing ndiswrapper-1.2 on Mandrake 10.1


I'm running Mandrake 10.1 Official and have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop. This has a Broadcom 94306 802.11g NIC on the motherboard. I verified that this chip will work with the ndis wrapper according to the ndiswrapper installation Wiki.

I don't know if any of this is related to the problem, but the Wiki mentions that I need to have the kernel source code installed and headers compiled. I've installed the kernel-source package that came with the installation CDs. According to rpm, I have this version installed:
This is not the same kernel version that was installed, however. I have up and running. I have not compiled the kernel source since I installed it, but if this is necessary I'd need brief instructions on how to do so.

Following the Wiki's installation prerequisite, I made a symbolic link to the source modules directory with:
ln -s /usr/src/linux-<kernel-version> /lib/modules/VERSION/build
When I try to make the ndis wrapper, make fails with the following output:
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/chillywillie/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.2/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=/home/chillywillie/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.2/driver \
        EXTRA_VERSION= modules
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdk'
make -C  /home/chillywillie/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.2/driver CFLAGS="-D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux-2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdk/include -Wall -Wstric                                                                    t-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i586 -DMODULE -DMODVERSIONS -i                                                                    nclude /usr/src/linux-2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdk/include/linux/modversions.h" MAKING_MODULES=1 modules
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/chillywillie/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.2/driver'
make[3]: *** No rule to make target `modules'.  Stop.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/chillywillie/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.2/driver'
make[2]: *** [_mod_/home/chillywillie/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.2/driver] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdk'
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/chillywillie/downloads/ndiswrapper-1.2/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
I've been stuck on this for a few days now and am not sure where to go next. Any help is greatly appreciated!


Old 07-20-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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Your in a similar situation to me see:

You seem to have the wrong Kernel source installed.

try "uname -r" to see what kernel you are using. You must have that kernel source code installed.
Old 07-20-2005, 03:53 PM   #3
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Agreed... In fact, I posted there just now.

Consider this thread redirected to yours.


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