Ha ha, not a problem at all, It happens to me all the time. And thanks again for the help!
the occasional understandable error.
So the new instructions worked fine through "make" and "make install" -- bunch of warnings generated but no errors.
The next two didn't work, though, because apparently the original wireless driver is now gone? It didn't load at all when I turned on the netbook this morning:
Presumably something I did yesterday removed the original rt2860sta? Or it's a fluke?
# ifconfig wlan0 down
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
# rmmod rt2860sta
ERROR: Module rt2860sta does not exist in /proc/modules