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Bug#580978: marked as done (installation-reports: fails to see NIC firmware drivers on USB stick)

Your message dated Mon, 10 May 2010 17:51:36 +0200
with message-id <201005101751.37422.elendil@planet.nl>
and subject line Re: Bug#580978: installation-reports: fails to see NIC firmware drivers on USB stick
has caused the Debian Bug report #580978,
regarding installation-reports: fails to see NIC firmware drivers on USB stick
to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports
Severity: important

-- Package-specific info:

Boot method: CD
Image version: debian-504-amd64-netinst.iso
Date: <Date and time of the install>

Machine: Dell PowerEgde 2950
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [E]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]


<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
      and ideas you had during the initial install.>

When the installation detects the NIC it needs the firmware for it suggests I insert an USB drive or floppy drive with the required file(s).
The required file is: bnx2-06-4.0.5.fw
I have an ext2 formatted usb stick with that file but when I insert it and tell the installation to continue the led on the stick will light up a few times but after that the installation will report a failure in finding the file.
Opening a second screen and doing the following:
  mkdir /mnt/usb
  mount -t ext2 /dev/sdc1 /mnt/usb
  ls /mnt/usb
will show the file present on the stick.

I have had the same problem a few months ago on a HP Proliant server but was not a able to wait for further testing. Sollution then was an etch installation first and then upgrade to lenny.
This machine is a test machine and if needed I can have it available for severla months to do some testing if needed.

p.s. This report has been created on my machine at home NOT on the machine with the problem as I have a problem installing Debian lenny ...


Please make sure that the hardware-summary log file, and any other
installation logs that you think would be useful are attached to this
report. Please compress large files using gzip.

Once you have filled out this report, mail it to submit@bugs.debian.org.

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On Monday 10 May 2010, Bonno Bloksma wrote:
> I have an ext2 formatted usb stick

The installation guide specifies that the stick should be *FAT* (or VFAT) 
formatted. ext2 may work with some installation methods, but not with all.

It is also important that the file is in a correct subdirectory.

See http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch06s04.html for details.


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