Hi, Here's what's going on:
I'm trying to install gentoo from the minimal install cd.
I'm using a broadcom wireless device and the b43 driver.
I've done this several times on other distros with no problem.
I've tried 3 different broadcom packages all with no luck:
broadcom-wl-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2 (the newest package) reports the following error:
gentoo linux # b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta.o
Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter. This file has an unknown MD5sum
And when trying to use an older package like the broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2 seems to install ok. However when I try to bring the wireless device up so I can use it I get this error:
b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode15.fw" not found
b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode15.fw" not found
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 website.
it copied ucode5.fw to the firmware directory along with many other files, but not this ucode15.fw that it's looking for.
Can anyone help? Thanks for reading!
I think I'm supposed to be using the newest broadcom package. But I can't get around the bad md5sum error. I've downloaded it multiple times it's not corrupt.