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Need assistance with installing Ndiswrapper in Mandrake 10. According to the Ndiswrapper website, it comes with ML 10. I removed it, and I'm stuck there. I have looked and tried ...
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    Completely New Newb to Mandrake need assistance


    Need assistance with installing Ndiswrapper in Mandrake 10. According to the Ndiswrapper website, it comes with ML 10. I removed it, and I'm stuck there. I have looked and tried to follow the directions but, being new, don't completely understand them.

    Essentially, I am trying to install a Buffalo WLI-CB-G54A Wireless Card. I was able to get it to work with Knoppix using Ndiswrapper. Any help would be super appreciated.

    Fester

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    Mandrake 10 does come with ndiswrapper according to:

    http://mobile.newsforge.com/mobility....shtml?tid=102.

    If you uninstalled it thats ok. all you need to do is download ndiswrapper. you can get it at:

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=285345

    (Assuming that you uninstalled it correctly the next steps should go easily)
    to install ndiswrapper you should:

    open up a terminal/console
    type in:
    Code:
    cd whereitis
    replace whereitis with the location of the file you just downloaded.

    now type:
    Code:
    tar -zxvf ndiswrapper-0.12.tar.gz
    now cd into the new directory that was made (use the ls command too view all the folder and find the new one)

    now type:
    Code:
    ./configure
    It will spit out some text on the screen, you don't need to worry about that unless it tells you that you are missing something, in which case you should post the outcome here.

    next type:

    Code:
    make
    this could take awhile depending on you system, but when it stops, you can procede to the next step as long as it dosen't say error anywhere at the end of all the text it just spat out. If it says error, post the text here.

    the final step of installing ndiswrapper is to type:
    Code:
    make install
    this will spit out more text, and as long as it dosen't say anything about errors your goldnen. again, post any errors here.

    i hope that helps, and if you need anymore help, just post here. [/code]
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    oops, i didn't get a chance to download it myself until now. I realized that you don't need the ./configure. You can skip that step!
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    hi there.

    i am trying to install ndiswrapper on my mandrake and i was folling your instruction.
    However, when i type in command konsole " ./configure" it tells me "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory"

    when i want to type "make", here is what it tells me :
    "make -C driver
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/photoworks/ndiswrapper-0.12/driver'
    Can't find kernel sources in /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/build;
    give the path to kernel sources with KSRC=<path> argument to make
    make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/photoworks/ndiswrapper-0.12/driver'
    make: *** [all] Error 2"

    Is there something i forgot to do ?

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    You need to install the kernel source packge.

    Jeremy
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    jeremy is right, and like my second post says, you don't need the ./configure step...
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    How do i install the kernel source package

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    I know that it's on the installation cds in redhat, but I don't know about anyonther distro...
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