View Full Version : Help, when installing "missing firmware b43/ucode5.fw"

2013-03-15, 01:45
Kali Linux 1 - amd64

Device: 02:00.0
Class: Network controller
Vendor: Broadcom Corporation
Device: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
SVendor: Hewlett-Packard Company
SDevice: Device 1508
Rev: 01
Driver: b43-pci-bridge

Device: 03:00.0
Class: Ethernet controller
Vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Device: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
SVendor: Hewlett-Packard Company
SDevice: Device 30f7
Rev: 02
Driver: r8169

when installing, the step of checking network hardware : missing firmware "b43/ucode5.fw"
i don't remember exactly but it say i have to load the b43/ucode5.fw and then copy it into removeable media and plug in

because i don't have that file so i choose "No" and skip to the next installation
what i have to do?

sorry for bad english

2013-03-16, 01:17
Known issue

2013-07-13, 17:32
I don't know if the 1.03 version of the i386 ISO contains the bug fix, but I noticed that the missing firmware problem did not go away when Installing directly from the boot menu by choosing Graphic Install. However, if I booted into the Live ISO and chose to install from the Applications Menu, i was able to install and use the broadcom wlan interface.

This same behavior was also obseved in a standard i386 ISO built with live-build.

2013-07-21, 21:17
Hi azbt5,

A friend of mine had the same problem.
All I did was extracting the b43 package into another USB drive and run a fresh installation.
You will get the error, but it will ask you if it should search for the missing files on another drive. Click "Yes" and it will be recognized/installed.
Google-Fu will help you finding the b43 package.

Sgt. Pepper
2013-09-26, 20:11
There is a problem with the installation Kali Linux 1.0.5 32-Bit in graphical mode on an old laptop - does not find a driver for bcm4318 (b43/ucode5.fw b43-open/ucode5.fw).
Eth-network adapter on the laptop is out of order. Show you how to make it work Wi-Fi adapter?