Ubuntu linux and a windows only wireless card.

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  • UnConeD

    Ubuntu linux and a windows only wireless card.

    I pieced together a PC today to use as a gobetween for my router and my xbox.

    Works good, installed Ubuntu linux since I had it laying around, and set it all up. Woot.

    I put in the wireless card and booted, wham. Ubuntu errors out with a billion errors and I get a black screen with two icons.. computer and trash.

    Took it out, same problem.

    Looked at the damned box and it says I have to have a windows PC.. great. Pulled out my handy dandy XP CD, "something.sys" is corrupt.

    So I can't install windows.

    Any version of Linux that would be halfway compatible with a NetGear wireless NIC? Or should I obtain another Windows XP CD
  • DirectPixel
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2002
    • 4703
    • 3.5.x

    Check out http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net


    • UnConeD

      I found a "somewhere inbetween"

      Installed a copy of Windows Professional called "VistaXP". One of those systems that is Windows, withuot a lot of the crap it comes with.

      One thing, Internet Connection Sharing didn't come with it either, which sucks. So I have to figure out a way to install it or do it withyout it. Trying WinGate now but not getting a live connection.

      It's an AMD K6, 600mhz 512mb RAM, yet runs better than my 1.47ghz AMD.. go figure.

      I need to find "VIA bus master IDE drivers".. have a new hardware found window but no driver to use for it.. Chipset is VIA KX133


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