Originally Posted by unit 900
I tried that and coincidentally the Broadcom card is the 4312. Would I be best off uninstalling and then reinstalling via a CD? I used Wubi since it was prominently featured on the Ubuntu download page and the Dell has no optical drive. I have a drive I can use for the CD, which I have already burned.
If you have a current CD and a drive you can use, then yes, I would set up a normal dual boot system. Edit: Just make sure you have removed all traces of Wubi on that system before doing it...
The biggest problem I have found w/ Wubi... is when Ubuntu updates. If everything goes as planned, its no problem, but I've saw many kernel updates, brick the MBR of the drive, ... then it renders both OS's unbootable. Usually if Ubuntu borks on a dual boot machine, you'll still be able to boot Windows w/o any hassle. Seriously... if you know how to set up a dual boot machine, dump Wubi.
The 4312 can use either the STA driver, or the b43 driver... In my experiences w/ that device... *usually* the b43 driver works better, but try the STA driver first. They are both fairly easy to install w/o internet access, if you want to try it on the wubi install first. One thing to double check though, is make sure your broadcom device doesn't have something like "bcm4312 -lppy" or some nonsense like that. That's some sort of "power saving" feature on some Broadcom devices. They don't work w/ the b43 driver... but the STA driver seems to support *some* of them halfway decent.
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