So I've been battling with my debian install lately, it doesn't have the firmware for either eth0 or wan0 NIC's. However, I got a
firmware.zip file that I need to extract to
/lib/firmware. The problem is, since I have no connection from the computer, I can't just apt-get what I want.
Here's my question, I don't know a huge amount about the natural dependencies of Linux (Debian specifically), so I need to know a way to get them installed without internet. I can't even unzip this firmware file I have to get internet because as far as I can tell there is no default unzipping program. If I were to download the package and transfer it over on my USB drive, then it wouldn't run, because it needs
libgcc1. It also suggests a program called
libc-bin and recommends
libc6-i686, and suggests
Without being able to unzip anything who knows if I'll even be able to install these things. Do you guys know if there's just a very basic package that will install all these standard packages for me?
I'm going to put some of the errors I'm getting now even though I think that I installed the drivers.
ping google.com ping: unknown host google.com ping 192.168.10.101 connect: Network is unreachable dmesg | grep wlan0 [ 5.348890] udev  : renamed network interface wlan0 to wlan1 dmesg | grep Broadcom [ 1.028800] eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:15:c5:b8:79:75 [ 5.127449] b43-phy0: Broadcome 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10) [ 5.309856] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMLS, Firmware-ID:FW13 ] ifup wlan1 Ignoring unknown interface wlan1=wlan1. ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:c5:b8:79:75 BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:17 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) wlan1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:18:f3:85:99:07 BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
This is where I get really confused:
ifconfig wlan1 192.168.10.111 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 blah blah blah and get the firmware SIOCSIFFLAGSS: No such file or directory
So despite the fact that my
dmesg says that the
43xx driver is loaded,
ifconfig says it's not. What do I do at this point? I'll post a bit more data in one minute.
So I guess I didn't run
firmware-b43-installer_188.8.131.52-4_all.deb. I just did it by typing this:
dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer_184.108.40.206-4_all.deb (Reading database ... 14006 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace firmware-b43-installer 220.127.116.11-4 (using firmware-b43-installer_18.104.22.168-4_all.deb) ... Unpacking replacement firmware-b43-installer ... Setting up firmware-b43-installer (22.214.171.124-4) ... ...
However at this point it tries to access a mirror (http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2). Holy crap is there any way possible to just get files that don't require an internet connection?