Ubuntu: Xubuntu 14.04 install fails on Dell Inspiron B130 with Broadcom 4318


I have a Dell Inspiron B130 I am trying to install 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04 on. The install of 13.10 was AOK but the update failed catastrophically, so I am reinstalling from scratch.

WiFi and the Ethernet port work AOK in Windows 8.1u1 (70 secs to boot) and Mint 16 Cinnamon (135 secs to boot), but neither work in 14.04 and the install fails on the Dell; it won't find the network (which also fails on Bodhi 32-bit).

Since any install fails whether or not I have an Internet connection (with "An attempt to configure apt to install additional packages from the CD failed") whether or not I select to update apps in the install, whether or not I choose to install MP3 and other Multiverse items, I am unable to install then go get drivers.


Why do you need internet connection to install Xubuntu or any Linux distro? I always install Linux OSes without internet and then I a run total system update. These two methods are same actually.


Mint 17 64-bit still has this problem from ISOs put on USB drives via unetbootin. But the problem does not exist when the ISO was put on the USB drive via usb-creator-gtk.


Hi I have had the same problem but you can make a icloud server from http://www.icloud.com, and use a usb stick whit ubootin using live cd if the clude server dos not work whit the installing of xubuntu, and install it directly from windows 8.1, and you can also use boot settings it will also install the software, and the make internet connection work at the terminal enter:

  rfkill list    lspci  

give the output if network if it is block or not, and there you can then enter if down network is down:

  rfkill unblock soft    rfkill unblock hard  

then enter in the terminal:

  lsmod wlan0  

then use nmap enter in the terminal:

  nmap -v -iR 10000 -Pn -p port (normal 80)  

and this maybe might work fine.

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