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bug #29275: Installer asks for non-free firmware

Submitter:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted:  Sat 20 Mar 2010 08:45:12 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  5 - Blocker
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  kgoetz
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Fri 12 Jul 2013 05:31:07 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Parkes Beta 2 mini.iso does not ask for missing firmware.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sat 02 Apr 2011 07:12:18 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Found the cause, I'll see if i can get the images updated soon.

# Do NOT offer to install proprietary firmware
d-i hw-detect/load_firmware boolean false

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Sat 20 Mar 2010 08:45:12 PM UTC, original submission:  

The mini.iso from 2009-12-03 first asks for language, country and keyboard layout. Then there's a quick progress bar while it detects network hardware. On my laptop (i386) I then get:

------| [!] Detect network hardware |-------

Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be loaded from removable media, such as a USB stick or floppy.

The missing firmware files are: isl3886

If you have such media available now, insert it, and continue.

Load missing firmware from removable media?

   [<Yes>]       <No>

Graziano got it too on his laptop (amd64). See also this thread from early December: http://www.mail-archive.com/gnewsense-dev@nongnu.org/msg01463.html.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator


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