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Thread: Bug: "configuring bcmwl-kernel-source" during install

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Exclamation Bug: "configuring bcmwl-kernel-source" during install

    i am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10.
    system specs.

    3.0 GHZ processor 2.0 MB cache
    1 GB DDR2 RAM
    128 VRAM
    2 HDD'S 40 GB AND 80 GB

    it keeps getting stuck at "configuring bcmwl-kernel-source" i found out that it is the wireless driver package
    but i am using a desktop that does not have a wireless adapter. i am trying to skip the process by clicking ALT+CTR;+F2 but it does not do anything. the installation did not freeze. but its not skipping or doing anything.
    what should i do?

    been trying to install it for about a total of 20 hours.
    Last edited by hammodi2; October 20th, 2013 at 05:47 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    From the land down under
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: please help!


    Unfortunately you have struck a bug, not a very good way to start your experience with ubuntu

    Looking around I can only recommend you try Linux Mint or another distro to see if that works instead
    // Blog

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: please help!

    I was running 12.10 and thought that it would be a good idea to install 13.10,. Wrong! It was so buggy that I have gone back to 12.04 which is a stable LTS release.
    Sometimes cutting edge is good but if it's your primary computer you need stability to get work done.
    I could have configured dual boot but it seemed to be too much hassle.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Reykjavík, Ísland
    Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

    Re: Bug: "configuring bcmwl-kernel-source" during install

    You could try a minimal install of Lubuntu 13.10.

    When it works you can add additional packages to get to the standard Ubuntu desktop.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.


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