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Bug#617746: Cannot select ethernet driver during install

reassign 617746 hw-detect
retitle 617746 Should forget answer to hw-detect/load_firmware before asking it

Quoting Adam Nielsen (adam.nielsen@uq.edu.au):
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: squeeze (amd64/mini.iso)
> When detecting network drivers I received a prompt saying my network
> card requires non-free firmware and to please supply it.  I chose
> 'no' as I didn't have the firmware handy but then it said I had no
> network devices installed so I tried to go back.
> I have been unable to get the firmware question to come back up
> again, and now I am being presented with a list of network drivers
> to choose from.  When I select my card (bnx2) it just asks me to
> select the driver over and over again, even as I keep selecting
> bnx2.  The status bar says to press Space to select but this doesn't
> work, and when I press Enter on bnx2 it just comes up again asking
> me for the driver.  I select bnx2 again and it asks me again over
> and over again...

Once the question has been answered, it is not re-asked again.

We could probably make hw-detect "forget" about the answer to the
question. However, that will make preseeding of that question

That's kind of a trade off, indeed. After all, you can always restart
the install if you finally decide that you should have answered "yes"
to the question.

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