I am dual booting arch linux on my mac mini 3,1. Am trying to get the WiFi to work and have hit a block. Am a Linux noob so have a couple of questions which I will put in bold.
Following these instructions. I have identified my card as BCM4321, which from the tables I read I can use the b43 driver/module (is a driver really just a module?) which is already in the kernel. I ran
lsmod and sure enough can see that b43 is loaded. Checked
iwconfig and can see wlan0 IEE 802 ect.
If I run
ip link set wlan0 up (which i'm guessing turns on the card/wifi?) I'm notified about the need for some firmware. Ok so reading the instructions from the above website I need to get this firmware which I am pretty sure would solve the aforementioned issue, but my main problem is how do I get the firmware without physically connecting the mac to router via ethernet.
I have a laptop that I'm currently using with W7 and F16 on and a pendrive which currently has the arch installation media on it, I am hoping i can stick the firmware on a pendrive and load from there if so how?
Whilst writing this I have thought that I should just be able to wget the tarballs from here, put those on the pendrive and then try loading transferring them into arch, will still ask this question in case of failure :-)