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Re: f8t3 live: no networking on presario 700



On Sun, 2007-10-07 at 21:45 -0400, sean darcy wrote:
> Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-10-07 at 20:17 -0400, sean darcy wrote:
> >> I have compaq presario 714n notebook, Intel G965 chipset. wireless is 
> >> Broadcom BCM94311MCG mini-pci, which shows up in lspci.
> > 
> > Broadcom does not make firmware for their wireless cards available in a
> > freely redistributable form, so Fedora cannot distribute this firmware.
> > Thus, it cannot work out of the box.  You can generate a firmware file
> > using the b43-fwcutter utility, but this doesn't help much for the live
> > environment.  Feel free to request that Broadcom provide freely
> > redistributable firmware for their wireless products!
> > 
> Well, would this work:
> 
> I'm using live to install on a 20gig partition that already has windows 
> installed.
> 
> Can I install f8 ( from dvd or livecd ), download the fw43-cutter rpm 
> under windows, use ntfs-utils to copy to the linux partition, install 
> it, and Voila! ??

Yes.

> Is fw43-cutter on the dvd?

Not as of test3.  I just adjusted comps so that it will be on the DVD
and the live images for the final release to help making this hardware a
little easier

Jeremy


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