Re: New Debian User needs an idea
Thanks all for the good info. My problem with gcc was that I jumped to the
conclusion that "extra" software would be on the 2nd or 3rd disk. I tried apt
again and this time mounted the first disk and there it is. I think I will find
the headers now that I see they are called linux-headers rather that
kernel-headers. This should allow getting ndiswrapper up and getting to the web.
regards Jim Bean
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> Hello all,
> I am a fairly experienced Fedora user trying out Debian for the first time. I
> have a 3 disk distribution from Linux Central and I can get it to install and
> boot to a command line. The installer uses only the first disk. My problem is
> that I can't bring up the GUI. I have a driver for the video card but in order
> to install it gcc and the kernel headers are required, and missing. Also my only
> web source is via a wireless, which needs to be configured with ndiswrapper.
> This requires, guess what, gcc and the kernel headers so I can't download them.
> I tried aptitude and it requests a disk be mounted but it is not any of the
> disks that I have. I suspect that gcc is hiding on one of the disks I have if
> only I knew how to get to it. Ideas?
> The computer is dual booted so I could use the Fedora side to download and copy
> Jim Bean
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