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Old 12-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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bcm43xx_microcodes.fw" bug not lettin me install ubuntu 7.10

hey there,

I am using vista currntly on hp pavillon, AMD 64 Athlon X2 with 1470 mb ram. I have been trying to dal boot m laptop with both vista and ubuntu 7.10 wih vista already ntalled. After running the live CD of Ubuntu 710 i keep getting this error msg "bcm43xx_microcodes.fw nable to load" followed by a frozen blank screen. I dont really know what to do here.

can anyone help me out to sove this problem.
thankx in advance.
Old 12-28-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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Well I'm not sure why that error should cause a freeze or blank screen, that just means the microcode for the Broadcom wireless driver isn't installed which would be normal.

I suspect another issue. I'd suggest selecting safe video mode, or using the options at the bottom of the screen to change to the vesa video driver and see if that allows it to boot.

What video card are you using?
Old 12-29-2007, 09:35 AM   #3
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I have now followed this tutorial a few times with good results. (Right down to, and including Problem 1.)
Old 12-31-2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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problem with linux installation

well, i m using nvidia graphics, with 256 mb video memory and broadcom wireless. i have tried to install the driver bcm43xx but didnt find a clue to install it. can someone guide me how to install this broadcom driver prior to linux installation so that the error doesnt come back again and hang my computer.

thankx a lot


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