[ubuntu-uk] Install problems...

James Morrissey morrissey.james1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 17:05:03 UTC 2012

Found the bug report.


If anyone can tell me how to set


I'd appreciate it.


On 27 April 2012 17:35, James Morrissey <morrissey.james1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This appears to be the problem, but i don't really know what to do with it:
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/b43-dev/2012-March/002460.html
> Can i edit the kernel command line with: b43.blacklist=yes ?
> j
> On 27 April 2012 09:45, James Morrissey <morrissey.james1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Neil,
>> Thanks for the response.
>>> Einstein said doing the same thing and expecting different results was a
>>> sign of madness - but then he didn't like quantum mechanics and had no
>>> experience of PCs!
>> Ha, i prefer the mantra: 'Never underestimate the power of a reboot'.
>>> I think there might be a wiki page with a list of boot options you can try
>>> if your boot freezes, but I can't remember where it is. Try google with the
>>> site: option?
>> I think that i found the site that you mentioned, but it didn't seem
>> to provide a complete solution. What it did do however was prompt me
>> to set the boot option to 'nomodeset' (press F6 at install options
>> screen), which gives me a readout of the error.
>> So now the problem appears to be with the proprietary wireless driver
>> as the error message reads as follows:
>> [    48.753669] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
>> [    48.753687] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
>> [    48.753698] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to
>> http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and
>> download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please
>> carefully read all instructions on this site.
>> This is the wireless driver which i have always installed using a
>> wired connection once i've booted to the install. I am not sure either
>> why this is proving a problem while trying to run a live session, nor
>> what i am meant to do about it. Am i supposed to somehow get the
>> wireless driver onto the live USB?
>> On that note the website
>> (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware),
>> mentioned in the error, doesn't work. It seems that it should read:
>> http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware.
>> From the website i can't seem to work out what to do. When it says
>> 'toggle line numbers', i am not sure of the file in which i am meant
>> to be toggling them. I am also guessing, if its the case that I need
>> to add a line saying: sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer, i
>> need to be connected to the internet on a wired connection while i try
>> and boot to the live USB (i have tried that already and it doesn't
>> resolve the error).
>> If anyone knows what i need to do that'd be great. Also if someone can
>> tell me whether it is in fact a bug (both that this presents as a
>> problem on the live usb and that the website address provided by the
>> error seems to be incorrect) ,i'll file it as such.
>> Thanks,
>> j

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