Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 16:17:29 UTC 2007

> On second thought, I don't think I have the time to build my own system
> (Grade 12 doesn't leave much free time :) I'd really like to give Kubuntu a
> try, if I could only get it started. The error message I'm getting right now
> is this
> bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load
> failed.
> Anyone have any idea what this means?!?! I get this when trying to boot from
> a live CD, right at the end of the booting process (I assume). Would it work
> if I just used an alternate CD and actually installed it?

I don't know this error but the first thing I would do is to check the
MD5 checksum after downloading and also make the CD burner check that
it burned the CD the right way (check CD for errors).

What kind of computer are you using? memory, etc?

Perhaps someone else here knows more about this error.

As for Gentoo, don't let me scare you off. Give up one TV show a day
and you will get though it and learn a lot. Also do note that I said
dual boot. This way you have a working system as you learn and so that
you can go online and find answers to your questions.


PS LOOK, I am no longer and Evil Top Poster. Now if I could just learn
to spell. LOL

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