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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

Michelle Konzack <linux4michelle@freenet.de> writes:

> Am 2006-03-01 23:48:56, schrieb Peter Samuelson:
>> What possible use would it be to integrate ndiswrapper into
>> debian-installer?  Wouldn't the user _still_ have to provide a Windows
>> driver in some format usable by ndiswrapper?  Wouldn't that still have
>> to come from some external source, like a web site or a floppy disk?
>> And if so, why would it be a hardship to get ndiswrapper from an
>> external source at the same time?
> It is sometimes not possibel, specialy if you have no Internet
> connection or a private Debian mirror.  "ndiswrapper" in the
> d-i can access easyly the CD-Rom with the firmware provided by
> the hardware manufacturer.

There are other firmwares that are non-free that people might need and
for that a Debian-Installer-Non-free will be needed. Ndiswrapper
support is as good a reason as any to start implementing this if that
is all you need it in main for.


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