Trying to install Arch Linux on a partition of my hard drive, my only option is to connect to Internet with WiFi.

Ubuntu (on another partition) shows with lspci that WiFi chip-set is Broadcom BCM4311 and lspci -k shows Ubuntu is using ssb module and b43-pci-bridge driver which works fine.

Arch Linux bootable USB with lspci -k shows that it is using the same module and driver but ifconfig shows no wireless interface. Here it is mentioned that BCM4311 works with b43-firmware-classic from AUR.

Now, how can I install b43-firmware-classic to use my wireless chip-set, before even installing Arch Linux itself.

I ran git clone on Ubuntu and downloaded Arch Linux b43-firmware-classic from AUR on my Ubuntu root partition. However I'm not sure where to go from there.

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    The Ubuntu package is useless on Arch. Download the AUR tarball to a USB drive and install it from the chroot. – jasonwryan Mar 24 '16 at 5:47
  • @jasonwryan I downloaded Arch Linux AUR package on Ubuntu, not Ubuntu package on Ubuntu. – user3405291 Mar 24 '16 at 5:48
  • Like I said, once you are in the chroot, install it as you would any AUR package... – jasonwryan Mar 24 '16 at 5:52
  • @jasonwryan Right, I'm going to try. – user3405291 Mar 24 '16 at 5:53
  • This Arch Wiki is written specifically for the Broadcom wifi install. Have you read through this? Download all that's needed prior to beginning install. – bsd Mar 24 '16 at 9:23

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