I do know exactly what the problem is but I cannot find help that specifies how to find what exactly I need. Also, I have no previous experience with Linux or programming or coding of any sort so feel free to talk to me like a moron, I sure do feel like one right now.
I'm installing Ubuntu 16.04 onto my HP laptop which originally came with Windows 10, and of course the driver for my wi-fi adapter isn't compatible with Ubuntu. I need to know what terminal command will tell me what my adapter hardware is so I can find a driver to fit it. Using the
lspci -knn | grep Net -A3 command I come up with
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -knn | grep Net -A3
02:00.0 Network controller : Intel Corporation Device [8086:3165] (rev 81)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:4010]
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:5229] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:81a2]
After that I'll need to know how to download it to a usb drive (I'm on windows until I can figure this out) and what directory to move it to to install it on the hard drive. Thanks in advance.