Can't unpack ndiswrapper & other issues
I'm following the directions in the tutorial on how to get a wireless LAN card to work, but when I try to unpack ndiswrapper I get an error message saying it can't make the directory & something about a read only system. I'm using a Knoppix 4.0 CD & the ndiswrapper that came with it wouldn't install either; it gave me an error message about some .inf file missing?! So at this point I've tried ndiswrapper 2 different ways & have no success yet. My wireless card uses the Broadcom 4306B0/2050 chipset so there's no way around not using ndiswrapper. Oh, I'm trying to unpack the latest version ndiswrapper-1.10.tar.gz & have read all the release notes but none of them tell if this is release works with my chipset. So am I running the wrong ndiswrapper release or is there some other issue?
Issue #2 - Assuming I can get my wireless card to work (eventually) I've read that Knoppix isn't really a good distro for hard drive installation. So should I continue working in Knoppix or just move on to SuSE, Mandriva or some other distro? Bear in mind I want to use kismet, tcpdump & other similar tools.
Issue #3 - Am I gonna have to get another network card anyway to run kismet? Since the Broadcom chipset requires SO much hack/configuring would I just be better off getting something in the Prism or Aironet chipset, then installing one of the more popular distros on my hard drive & just going forward from there?
I realize I've asked alot of questions & some of them probably belong in another forum, but any feedback would be greatly appreciated.