I put the disk in for 12.04, go to the Bios, and I boot off the disk, it works until the 5 dots go red when it is ready to load the desktop and it just hangs. Worked before when I had windows and I installed Ubuntu over it. I went to Fedora because it looked cool, but I want to go back so I can run my Minecraft server. Any help? I really want to install Ubuntu again.
- Dell Inspiron 1300
- Currently has Fedora 17 KDE installed as primary operating system
- Gets stuck finding the b43-phy0. ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" Not found
- b43-phy0. ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.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.
@J.Naw Did you do "Check disc for defects" on the USB flash drive as well? This applies to USB drives as well as CD/DVD media, and there can be systematic problems that cause multiple downloads to be corrupted or multiple writes to fail
@J.Naw It's unlikely to be caused by Fedora, at least not directly (there would have to be some bug in Ubuntu that made it freeze when it looks at something in the Fedora system). How did you install Ubuntu before? What version did you install--was it this one? Also, please still do "Check disc for defects" on the machine you want to install on because (1) that can reveal problems with the machine as well as the installation media, and (2) the media might really be bad, and just working on other machines with hardware not requiring the corrupted files to be used
@J.Naw Yes, the text-based alternate install CD might work. At this point though, as izx had suggested to me in chat, you might want to press Escape (or F2) when you first see the splash screen with the dots (even before everything stops). That will reveal the messages "behind" it
well there you go, one bug for ubuntu to fix. Lets get to work.