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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Everything you need to get Ubuntu 8.04 running on your Dell Inspiron 1501.
Hardy installs with no problems. Whether you're using the LiveCD, Alternative Install or Wubi.
1. The Restricted Driver Manager can install the Broadcom B43 fireware.
Firmware cutter will not work when used through the Driver Manager. In order to install B43-fwcutter you need to use the terminal.
In a terminal Type:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
2. Use NDISwrapper to install the driver. This guide will walk you through the setup.