I have a new notebook on which i want to install fedora 8.
The problem is that both ethernet (Attansic )and wifi (atheros) cards arent recognized.
My idea was to manually download a driver for the wifi (around the web, they said with a recent madwifi driver it should be recognized) or the ethernet (this one apparently should work with a kernel update) and then install it. Once one of them works, i can connect to the network and finally download the tons of updates necessary.
Does anybody can tell me:
- all the packages i have to download for the wifi (i checked livna.org, founding thousand of packages with kmod-madwifi: which one is best? also ndiswrapper needed?)
- how to install these packages? (copy them on the nootebook from a USB key and then?)
- kernel update: how can i update it without a network connection? i got the last one but once i try to install it, the installation ends with a message likely "can't retrieve installation information"
Thank you anticipately