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Re: Networkcard what needs firmware

Hello Daniel,

Thanks for your answer!

Op 30-03-12 16:08, Daniel Baumann schreef:
> On 03/30/2012 03:37 PM, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
>> Is there a good way to get debian live working with network with such a
>> machine?
> build an image yourself, enable non-free, include the packages in the
> package list.
>> Why isn't it possible to add packages from non-free from:
>> http://live-build.debian.net/cgi-bin/live-build ?
> there is no (reasonable) guarantee that a user selection of non-free
> packages would not create an undistributable image.
> since the autobuiler is operated under US juristiction, this is a
> problem we need to account for, hence non-free is not offered as an option.

Are not all packages from Debian non-free distributable in the US?
Strange, never heard of that.

And I think creating an individual image for somebody is not
"distribution" (but I am not a lawyer). I think it's the same as
installing it for somebody on his computer.

>> Or it would be possible to make a not-official image with firmware.
> yes, we're working on that and prebuild images with non-free included
> will be served at some point from live.debian.net.

Great ;-)

>> And I am wondering why there is no debian-live 6.0.4. I need the latest
>> 2.6.32 kernel for that networkcard (Realtek 8111E, is in most new
>> machines).
> there is, i just didn't move it to the proper directory name.

Can you tell when or where 6.0.4. is available?

With regards,

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen

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