Cannot install ubuntu, need some help.

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Oct 2 16:05:04 UTC 2008

Erik Christiansen wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 03:50:01PM -0400, I'm Pour Tunes wrote:
> That is not an error message. ;-)
>> I've also noticed that if I let the screen sit there for a second
>> another error fills my screen, it reads ->
>> [code]bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available
>> or load failed.[/code]
> Aah, you appear to have code for the Broadcom 43xx processor family.
> It looks to be MIPS based RISC code. Is your PC such a machine?

No, of course not :-)  Broadcom 43xx is the standard cheap wifi adapter, and
he doesnt have the latest (or possibly any) firmware for it.  Turning off
the hardware switch for the wifi would probably stop those.

If you installed hardy, you need b43-fwcutter.  If you installed gutsy, you
may need bcm43xx-fwcutter instead.  

I'd get the X problem fixed first, and for that we need to see the X output,
not a message asking if you want to see the X output...

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