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Re: Squeeze, firmware and installation

]] Arto Jantunen 

| Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org> writes:
| > On Wed, 05 May 2010, Arto Jantunen wrote:
| >> Seriously speaking, to me it seems very clear that non-free firmware
| >> will not be present on official installer images. Then again, the
| >> installer team has made it very easy to inject firmware during
| >> installation on machines where it's needed.
| >
| > Have they?  It's the most painful thing every time I need to setup a new
| > box.  It's the most time consuming part too, easily doubling or
| > trippling the time, if not worse, it takes to install a new system.
| > Most if the time it involves re-creating installer media because debian
| > can't be arsed to be useful by default.
| >
| > Is that what you mean with very easy?
| I understood that current Debian Installer takes firmware during
| install via usb sticks, floppies, etc.

It's not uncommon to install machines you are not physically close to
and where plugging in hardware is therefore hard, so having it on the
install media already is quite useful.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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