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Re: Making Debian available

On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 11:36:58AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 10:58:33 +0000, "Andrew M.A. Cater"
> <amacater@einval.com> wrote:
> >It already does: the second or third question gives you the option to install
> > non-free firmware, if needed, from a USB stick. That method does work but 
> >very few people use it.
> I have seen a site with thousands of Debian installations migrating
> away from Debian to CentOS because a new generation of server hardware
> would have needed netboot images with built-in firmware. Management
> considered the operation I did on the image to make it work "black
> wizardry" and decided that they wouldnt want to do that every time an
> operating system update is released and ordered migrated away from
> Debian instead.
They might now be reconsidering: as noted on the Beowulf list. I had a similar
smaller scale experience.

Interestingly: di-netboot-assistant has a toggle switch to include firmware or not.

> This still brings me in a state of mental turmoil between rage and
> sadness.
> Greetings
> Marc
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