Hey all, I'm trying to help a friend of mine get wireless Internet working on her computer and we seem to have run into a problem. She is running Fedora Core 5 and has the Netgear MA101 wireless USB Adapter. At one time I tried running modprobe ndiswrapper
and the computer froze. So I looked at the FAQ on NdisWrapper's Wiki and it told me to download the 16K stack kernel for her system since some cards have issues with Fedora Core's 4K stack size. Well, during that time I was searching, she formatted her computer and tried to install Windows 2000 but encountered an error. So, I formatted her computer and installed again Fedora Core 5. Since she has no Internet on her computer, she has to rely solely on wireless Internet through her Netgear MA101 wireless USB adapter. By the way, I'm not sure which revision it is. So, I went through the following process to get Internet working on her computer.
- I installed kernel-2.6.15-1.2054.stk16.i686_FC5.rpm
- I then installed kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.2054.stk16.i686_FC5.rpm to her computer.
- I compiled and installed in order the following programs by running ./configure, make, and make install: libusb-0.1.12, usbutils-0.72, and wireless_tools.28.
- Next, after making a symbolic link to the kernel source, I compiled and installed ndiswrapper-1.23 by running only make and make install.
- After installing ndiswrapper, we created a directory called /ndisdrivers, and copied the Windows XP drivers for the MA101 device from the original CD to /ndisdrivers.
- We then installed the MA101 driver and checked the device to see if the driver is installed and that the hardware is present by running ndiswrapper -l. All went successful.
- Following the tutorial on MANIX-Place , I ran depmod -a.
- Then I ran modprobe ndiswrapper and received the following output:
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper
(/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid module format
I've searched around the Internet for a while and cannot seem to find anyone with a similar problem for Fedora Core 5 and a 16K stack size kernel. The only thing that I could probably do is recompile or upgrade GCC with the 16K stack kernel or upgrade her kernel and kernel-devel to the 2.6.17-1.stk16.i686_FC5 kernel and start over. Can anyone help us please?