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    how to install ndiswrapper without the ubuntu cd

    I have lost my windows cd so im installing ubuntu. i have a wireless dongle but unable to install ndiswrapper because i dont have a cd of ubuntu. i used a pen drive to install it. please basic step by step instructions.

    much appreciated

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    Re: how to install ndiswrapper without the ubuntu cd

    sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper and there is a GUI front end called ndisgtk or something search in Google I'm sure you'll find it. Then just provide the windows driver to the GUI p when asked
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/ndisgtk. You might want to try mint pretty sure its included by default and its ubuntu based
    Last edited by mamamia88; April 5th, 2013 at 02:47 AM.

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    Re: how to install ndiswrapper without the ubuntu cd

    thanks for the quick weply but none of those work it cant find ndiswrapper when i run apt-get

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    Re: how to install ndiswrapper without the ubuntu cd

    You have a wired connection that works? My bad just looks like you sudo apt-get install ndisgtk https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper.
    Last edited by mamamia88; April 5th, 2013 at 03:05 AM.

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    Re: how to install ndiswrapper without the ubuntu cd

    i have a wired connection through my phone so internets not a problem but when i say yes to download the extra packages it then asks for the "Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release i386 (20110427.1)' in the drive ‘/media/cdrom/’ " and press enter but i have no cd

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    Re: how to install ndiswrapper without the ubuntu cd

    sorry sigured it needed to untick cd on sourses

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    Re: how to install ndiswrapper without the ubuntu cd

    May be it's a better idea to get a newer release of Ubuntu instead and see if it works better? Ubuntu 11.10 ends next month (May 9, 2013).
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