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Old 12-24-2018, 11:33 AM   #1
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BCM43142 NIC not working with bodhi-5.0.0-64 - no RJ45 port to run apt-get

Another user ( had problems getting Bodhi networking going with a Broadcom Corporation BCM4306. The solution in the thread was to run:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall firmware-b43-installer

I've installed bodhi-5.0.0-64 on my toshiba cl45 and would like to try this but the notebook has no RJ45 connector. Is there a tool/procedure to store the packages retrieved by apt-get, archive them along with the install order for the packages, and run them sequentially on my notebook?
Old 12-24-2018, 12:35 PM   #2
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I found firmware-b43-installer here:

I tried running it with:

sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer_019-3_all.deb

The results were:

(Reading database ... 149053 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack firmware-b43-installer_019-3_all.deb ...
Unpacking firmware-b43-installer (1:019-3) over (1:019-3) ...
Setting up firmware-b43-installer (1:019-3) ...
No chroot environment found. Starting normal installation
--2018-12-24 02:14:55--
Resolving ( failed: Temporary failure in name resolution.
wget: unable to resolve host address ‘’
Some problem occurred during the firmware download. Please check your internet connection

So the installer is looking for broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 on

Is there a way to tell firmware-b43-installer_019-3_all.deb to find broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 in its directory on my notebook?

I found no_net_install_bcm43xx_firmware.tar.bz2 on but not for sure what to do with it.

I found this script but it looks like it too is referencing Internet resources.
Old 12-26-2018, 03:50 PM   #3
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[[E D I T]]] [[I tried reinstalling Bodhi-5.0.0-64 on the notebook to test the synch method described in the URL below. It did not work. I must have performed some other action to get networking to work. I got the networking to work as described here:]]

I did some research on getting a bodhi-5.0.0-64 virtual machine and my bodhi-5.0.0-64 notebook to synch. On Windows using Oracle's VirtualBox I created a VM with the same bodhi-5.0.0-64 ISO I installed on my notebook with no RJ45 port. In this thread Brains provided a huge amount of help in stepping me through his method of syncing two linux systems:

Refer to the above the link but the highlights are:

I ran this command on the VM which did not generate errors even though the desktop is not using Broadcom hardware:

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Next I copied over /var/cache/apt/archives and /var/lib/apt/lists using a flash drive from the VM to the notebook. I then tried the sudo apt-get upgrade command but it failed. The errors suggested I execute:

sudo apt --fix-broken install

And BAM!!!!!!

Networking on the notebook now works!!!!!

In the process I tried installing several packages on the VM and notebook including:


So one of them may have allowed the sudo apt --fix-broken install to work.

Again huge shout out to Brains for stepping me through his synch process.

Last edited by luvbodhi; 12-30-2018 at 07:37 PM.
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I searched for the parent directory of that lwfinger URL and found a thread with instructions to install b43 firmware on an offline machine. Broadcom firmware is needed for b43, but I have no network - an easierwork around


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