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Old 12-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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just downloaded slackware 14


just wondering if there is an option to boot into live cd for testing, im just wondering because i have a laptop and do not have access to a wire connection and im worried about it not coming pre-loaded with my broadcom drivers.

Id appreciate any tips/suggestions
 
Old 12-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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No live option, no pre-installed Broadcom firmware.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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As above.

What's your broadcom chipset?
 
Old 12-14-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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Well, use the computer that you used to post here and download the broadcom drivers to a USB stick. Mount the USB stick after the initial Slackware install and install the drivers from the USB stick.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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Well, use the computer that you used to post here and download the broadcom drivers to a USB stick. Mount the USB stick after the initial Slackware install and install the drivers from the USB stick.
That is exactly what im wanting to do, But im having issues with downloading on all the dependencies and im afraid I will not be able to get it working..I always have trouble..still learning, but how different is slack? Im used to .deb, would this make said task daunting to me?

Also I do not recall exact specs for Broadcom, i will edit when i go grab that laptop
 
Old 12-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #6
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Well, I recommend that you look at http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 especially the http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...entioned_above portion.

Once you tell us the exact type of card that's in your machine, we can give better advice.
 
Old 12-15-2012, 08:15 AM   #7
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just wondering if there is an option to boot into live cd for testing, im just wondering because i have a laptop and do not have access to a wire connection and im worried about it not coming pre-loaded with my broadcom drivers.

Id appreciate any tips/suggestions
Why not try to use 'dual boot'? If you have the disk space you can install to a different partition then setup so your current install is intact.

Look at: Slackware Doc Project for install help.
 
Old 12-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #8
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Slackware 14 has the following Broadcom firmwares in its kernel-firmware package:
Code:
-rw-r--r-- root/root    269595 2012-08-04 20:43 lib/firmware/brcm/bcm4329-fullmac-4.bin
-rw-r--r-- root/root       180 2012-08-04 20:43 lib/firmware/brcm/bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw
-rw-r--r-- root/root     97344 2012-08-04 20:43 lib/firmware/brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw
Good chance that the one you need is among those.

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