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I am trying to install mobile partner of Huawei Technologies. The manual asks me to run the install file using super user command. As I type the su command, it asks password. I don't know the password for the super user(root), so I tried sudo command. But it says that, "Install NDIS driver failed. The compiling environment is not all ready. Please check gcc, make and kernel build(/lib/modules/4.2.0-16-generic/build) to be all installed?"

Then the terminal asks me to press a key to finish other installations. "NDIS is disabled and only modem can be used"

Please help me.

  • This is a very bad idea to install Mobile Partner. It has lot's of issues on Ubuntu and also disables sudo password. That is a security issue. You do not need this crap. – Pilot6 Feb 14 '16 at 19:33
  • What should I use then? I need to use wireless internet on my pc. – vaibhavS Feb 17 '16 at 7:22
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You may need gcc which allows you to compile code.

sudo apt-get install gcc should help. sudo apt-get install build-essential might also be required. I'll admit I'm no expert with this! but the error suggests missing packages.

  • I used both your suggested commands. gcc is already at its newest version but for build essentials, the compiler gave error: "E: unable to locate package build" and "E: unable to locate package essentials" – vaibhavS Feb 15 '16 at 12:49
  • packages.ubuntu.com/wily/build-essential - sudo apt-get install build-essential should be enough as gcc is a dependency. note the hyphen – Sir_Scofferoff Feb 18 '16 at 13:18

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