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Bug#409244: initramfs doesn't include the udev firmware helper

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 01:41:36PM +0100, maximilian attems wrote:
> > The other day I tried to boot a Sun Fire 280R that works nicely with kernel
> > 2.4.30; however, it didn't work, because the qla2xxx driver can't find
> > the firmware image, and it fails to load properly, meaning I can't access
> > the hard disks in the machine, and... flop. :)
> did you try to use firmware-qlogic?
> afaik it has the necessary hooks.

Oh, nice, thanks. It does all the same. Someone should have told me about
it; I should file a bug on that package for having a completely useless

Description: Binary firmware for QLOGIC
 This package contains the binary firmware for QLOGIC.

apt-cache search qla2xxx returns nothing, and that's really easily fixable.

But, the existence of that package doesn't really help the installation
system, or any other driver which uses udev firmware.agent. It would be good
if at least the firmware helper was added by default - it's trivially small
overhead, and it helps reduce confusion for people trying to roll in their
own firmware images and whatnot.

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