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All of the developmental files should be available from the installation CD. I don't know which version that you are using, but in 7.10 you would do the following: From ...
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    All of the developmental files should be available from the installation CD. I don't know which version that you are using, but in 7.10 you would do the following:

    From the menu, chose System-->Administration-->Software Sources. Click on the Third Party tab and make sure that there is only a check next to the CDROM choice. If there is no CDROM choice, insert the installation CD. It may ask if you want to open it with the package manager (Synaptic). If the other options are unchecked, then click OK.

    Open the Synaptic Package Manager, if it isn't already open. It is in the System-->Administration menu. Look for the packages that I said to install. If you can find b43-fwcutter, that may be all you need. Otherwise you still need to compile it from the sources that you already downloaded. Look for these programs:

    b43-fwcutter (version 011)
    libc6
    libc6-dev
    linux-libc-dev
    g++
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    Wubi

    I used Wubi to install it so i could have both os on same laptop

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    That's fine. I see Ubuntu tries to make Linux easy and available to the masses.

    So, how's it going with the wireless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    That's fine. I see Ubuntu tries to make Linux easy and available to the masses.

    So, how's it going with the wireless?
    8.04 normal install with a ath chipset... it's easier then killing vampires when made of sun light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeth View Post
    8.04 normal install with a ath chipset... it's easier then killing vampires when made of sun light.
    That's nice, except this thread isn't about 8.04 and ath chipsets.
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    Wubi

    Yh, Wireless no luck

    Wubi has no live cd so i have no idea how im going to install those apps

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    This "easy" method of using Linux is looking like it is more trouble than it's worth. I would suggest that you boot windows and download the iso for your version of Ubuntu, and burn it to a CD. Then you can use that CD in Ubuntu to get the files that you need.

    I really would suggest installing Ubuntu from the CD, not Wubi. If there is enough room to install with Wubi, then there is enough room to create a partition for a regular install.
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    I have

    I just downloaded the iso and i want to run it as a live cd before i make any decisions but when i boot up i can hear the disk loading but it doesnt and it just freezes at that screen

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    Running a "live" Linux CD requires a lot of RAM memory. If you do not have much, it will run very slow, and seem to freeze up.

    Just use it as the source for the programs that you needed to compile the b43-fwcutter-011 program. I described in an earlier post how to do that.

    Sorry about putting down your choice of Linux installation method. I am a little frustrated, this really shouldn't be such big deal to do. It should only take 10-15 minutes to do, tops! I've done this several times, but with a wired internet connection. I also just install to a separate partition or hard drive.

    If you do decide to install the "traditional" way, make room by first removing any files and programs from Windows that you really don't need. Then run the disk defragmenter, several times. I have noticed that it doesn't always compact the partiton very tight on the first one or two tries. The Ubuntu installer will then split the drive into the needed partitions. Keep at least 20GB for Windows.
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    Catn

    The wireless cd wont run, i cleaned my ram but still not working so i cant compile

    Im thinking to install ubuntu linux full stop but i love windows too much, what do u think?

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