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Author Topic: [EN] [Solved] Firmware not installed bysidu-installer, even though it was selected  (Read 2854 times)

timc

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I have been noticing some strange messages since reinstalling the december release a few days ago. Tonight I dug into them and was surprised by what I found.

Even though I had explicitly clicked the buttons to install the firmware for my network cards (Realtek r8169 and Ralink RT3062), I discovered that they had not, indeed, been installed. I corrected this by installing packages firmware-realtek and firmware-ralink.

I also found that what I thought was a standard package, firmware-linux, was also not installed. I don't know whether my system needs it, but I installed it anyway.

I rebooted and most of those strange messages are now gone.

Tim
« Last Edit: 2014/01/11, 02:33:11 by timc »

Offline melmarker

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Only a guess - did you do a apt-get update before the installation? - And btw. firmware-linux is a meta-package, which throw in firmware-linux-nonfree and firmware-linux-nonfree. it isn't installable without non-free enabled because of missed dependencies.

In other words - we can't provide it with the isos, if we wan't to met dsfg and make RMS (relative) happy too - RMS don't count, but debian does.
« Last Edit: 2014/01/11, 02:24:37 by melmarker »
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timc

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No, how would I do an apt-get update before the system is installed?

I understand about the dsfg, but the installer gave me a specific page saying that it had detected my network cards and asking me if I wanted to install the nonfree firmware for them. I clicked the buttons to do so and it returned a screen that seemed to tell me it would install them. So I thought they would be installed, but they were not.

It's no big deal, I was just trying to let the support team know about it.

Thanks,
Tim

Offline melmarker

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open a terminal and do
Code: [Select]
apt-get update

I don't know if it help in this case, but it is often a good idea to have the current package lists before the installation available.

Maybe we should add a point to the installer - depending on network available in the live system. Will discuss this with hama.

EDIT: if no networking available in the live system - bad luck, as we can't provide the needed firmware nor drivers with the iso - these things should be added before installation via usb or similar.
« Last Edit: 2014/01/11, 02:49:23 by melmarker »
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