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Re: method for booting the talking network installation with non-free firmware from the hard drive using grub

Hi, Looking at the installation manual the network installation files will probably work better.  The issue is that all of my network cards require non-free firmware to load is there a version of the GTK network boot files that contain this firmware?  With grub in the default configuration can you type in a label to launch it or would I need to remember where it is in the menu and do the menus wrap around or can you enter in the number of the item to boot?  Nick Gawronski

On 8/30/2021 3:33 PM, Samuel Thibault wrote:
Nick Gawronski, le lun. 30 août 2021 07:22:01 -0500, a ecrit:
What would I need to do after I made a copy of the initial ramdisk image
gzip file and the kernel to /boot to run the talking version of the
Simply a grub entry that runs

linux /the/kernel speakup.synth=soft
initrd /the/initrd.gz

I don't have another partition to use to dd the iso file to?
As I mentioned, telling the installer where the iso image is, if not in
a partition, will be complex.

You'll thus probably rather want to use the netboot files:


whose initrd will just download all the rest from the Internet.

   Reading the debian installation manuals there are no directions on
internally running portions of the installer like what I am trying to do
Indeed, we cannot document everything, and in particular tinkering with
the internals of the installer. The installation manual is already
long enough that a lot of people seem not to tend to have a look at it


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