[ubuntu] Error Message when Installing Wireless Card Driver

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http://ubuntuforums.org – For some reason, when I try to install the driver for my wireless card (and it matches the card, the driver is made by the same company that makes a specific driver for it), however, for some reason I get an error message when trying to install the driver. My laptop is dual partitioned, with 20GB being Windows XP and 30GB being Ubuntu, with about 200GB of free space floating around for me to use at my whim. When I'm booting Windows XP, the wireless card (RT2860) and driver works fine (it came preinstalled along with Windows XP, I added on Ubuntu second); yet, when I run Ubuntu, it doesn't have the driver for my wireless card and thus only senses eth0, but I've run into a conundrum because I can't install the driver on Ubuntu, either, as I get this error message. Help...? [-o< Wireless Card Information: 802.11n Wireless LAN Card Ralink Technology Corp PCI Slot 9 PCI bus 3 device 0 function 0 Driver Provider Ralink Technology Corp Driver date 3/24/2009 Version rt2860.sys Driver Information/Link >> http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2 Quote: glchriste@ubuntu:~$ dir Desktop Downloads Music Public Videos Documents examples.desktop Pictures Templates glchriste@ubuntu:~$ cd Desktop glchriste@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ dir 2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0 2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0.tar.bz2 2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_WebUI_v2.2.0.0 2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_WebUI_v2.2.0.0.tgz Artwork CompilingEasyHowTo_files CompilingEasyHowTo.htm how-to-install-source-files-in-ubuntu_files how-to-install-source-files-in-ubuntu.html Movies Music ndiswrapper-1.55.tar.gz Programming tarfileinstall.txt Torrents Writing glchriste@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ cd 2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0 glchriste@ubuntu:~/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0$ sudo make install [sudo] password for glchriste: make -C /home/glchriste/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0/os/linux -f Makefile.6 install mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/Wireless': File exists make[1]: Entering directory `/home/glchriste/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0/os/linux' rm -rf /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA cp /home/glchriste/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0/RT2860STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/. install -d /lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ install -m 644 -c rt2860sta.ko /lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ install: cannot stat `rt2860sta.ko': No such file or directory make[1]: *** [install] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/glchriste/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0/os/linux' make: *** [install] Error 2 glchriste@ubuntu:~/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0$ (HowTos)