Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by CarloZ, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. CarloZ

    CarloZ New Member

    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, 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
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Why don't you use Fedora 9 instead? It has newer drivers than 8...
  3. heymrdj

    heymrdj ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Good advice here. Like the new Ubuntu gave native support for my Intel 4965ABGN wireless card in my laptop, Fedora 9 is going to give you drivers the old 8 doesn't come with. Always use new releases with new hardware, it'll save you alot of headaches. :cool:

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