I'm trying to get Ubuntu Server set up and have got it installed, however it does not recognize my wired network adapter. It is at this point I should say that I am completely new to Linux. It does recognize my wireless adapter, but for some reason I simply cannot understand, WPA2 support is apparently not built in and I have to install wpa_supplicant.
This is complicated by the fact that I cannot connect to the network with this Ubuntu machine.
So I have downloaded the package, figured out how to mount the USB drive, unpacked the .tar.gz file and now cannot for the life of me figure out how to install the package. Everything I've read says to just type ./configure, then make, then make install. ./configure, however, just gives me an error that says no such file or directory.
I've tried to search and find an answer, but everything is telling me to use things that aren't installed so I'm at a catch-22. I can't install things because I can't connect to the internet, and can't connect to the internet because I can't install things.
Can someone please help me figure out how to install this package? I'm about to pull my hair out because it's broken and I'm compelled to fix it.