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Bug#384040: working non-free firmware support



On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 04:57:19PM +0200, MENEUVRIER Bruno wrote:
> Hi,
> I solved my issue with this post. I downloaded this package:
> ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-qlogic_0.1_all.deb
> During the installation, when the installer indicate it don't find the disk drive, I've switched to the alternate console (Alt + F2) and I did the following commands:
> wget http://172.16.1.18/bruno/firmware-qlogic_0.1_all.deb
> udpkg -i firmware-qlogic_0.1_all.deb
> modprobe -r qla2xxx
> modprobe qla2xxx 
> verify with dmesg you see volumes sda and sdb 
> Hit Alt + F1 to come back to the installation and validate "continue with no disk drive" 
> On the main menu, select Detect disks
> 
> At the end of the installation, you need to copy the firmware on the disk drive and in the initramfs image.
> 
> On the "Finish the installation" screen
> Swith to the alternate console (Alt + F2) and I did the following commands:
> cp /firmware-qlogic_0.1_all.deb /home 
> chroot /target  
> dpkg -i /home/firmware-qlogic_0.1_all.deb 
> cd /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks 
> mv firmware-qlogic.hook.initramfs-tools firmware (with the original name, the update-initramfs failed)
> chmod 755 firmware 
> update-initramfs -uv 
> Hit Alt + F1 to come back to the installation and validate Continue
> 
> Bruno Meneuvrier

Thank you Bruno!

For others reading this: Where to document non-free firmware support?


Cheers
Geert Stappers



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