New Lenovo Netbook
andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 14:13:07 UTC 2014
Nice Israel, actually, I was sure someone would reply with this particular
solution. I have seen this on this list already. As I have never had
problem with the Broadcom I own, I searched google for this specific model,
that was what came first!
Only now I saw your reply, which you created a new thread!
2014-10-05 10:45 GMT-03:00 Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com>:
> Hi Andre,
> B43 has usually been very easy to install for me
> sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
> On 10/05/2014 08:40 AM, Andre Rodovalho wrote:
> Aere, if you don't want to mess user configurations with different linux
> distros using a single /home, you can simply use different user names. Each
> user will have a different folder at /home, and all configs inside that
> folder, nothing will conflict...
> For files only, you can create a shared folder (everybody can read and
> write - wich has no config files) inside /home
> Jerry, Broadcom sometimes are a little tricky...
> This thread( http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2084508 ) points
> you to run:
> *sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic*
> *sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source*
> Do you know how to do this? If you don't, please tell me and I help you.
> 2014-10-04 23:45 GMT-03:00 Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>:
>> On 10/04/2014 07:51 PM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:
>>> Well, I completed the system backup, using the Lenovo tool called Create
>>> Recovery Media. One boot disc and three data discs. I tested only the boot
>>> disc, it worked. Since it took so much time to get the C drive shrunk down
>>> to where I wanted it, I didn’t want to do a complete system restore. I have
>>> no reason to think it wouldn't work.
>>> Now to find a distro to install. I am partial to Lubuntu, but when I
>>> booted up the live disc, Lubuntu didn't recognize the wireless device. It
>>> has a Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/n Wifi adapter BCM43228. Is there a software
>>> package for this chipset in the repos? Now the search begins.
>>> For the one who asked. The hard drive already has three primary
>>> partitions. Sda1 is SYSTEM_DRV, sda2 is Windows7_OS, sda3 is
>>> Lenovo_Recovery. So, the next one I'll make extended. Sda3 has a drive
>>> letter of Q, of all things, and it is at the very end of the drive. If
>>> their going to put it at the end, name it Z for crying out loud. Anyway,
>>> that's where I'm at.
>>> With 3 primary partitions already, you'll need to create an extended
>> partition for the Linux stuff, because it requires at least two partitions:
>> a swap partition, and the root ("/") partition. I think you can have only
>> 4 primary partitions. Linux can be loaded from extended partitions.
>> If you want to put in other Linux systems, you carve them out of your
>> extended partition as well. They can all (as far as I know) use the same
>> swap partition.
>> I think the Master Boot Record (MBR) is changed to send you to the GRUB
>> loader, which in-turn can send you to any of your Linux partitions, or your
>> Windows partition. The last-installed Linux system is the one at the top
>> of the boot menu.
>> I think it is also a good idea to create a common partition (formatted
>> FAT32, so it is visible to both Windows and Linux), for putting files used
>> by all of the different systems.
>> A lot of people like a common /home partition, but I don't do that. With
>> different Linux distributions sharing such a common /home partition, that
>> could cause configuration problems.
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