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Re: firmware-linux

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 02:45:33PM -0700, Justin The Cynical wrote:
> Chris Davies wrote:


>> If I wasn't such a diehard Debian advocate, I'd have seriously considered
>> moving to another distribution. On the other hand, I can completely
>> understand /why/ Debian installations no longer include non-free
>> software. I'm not completely sure where I sit on the Convenience vs
>> FOSS seesaw.
> From my own personal experience, the grass isn't any greener on the  
> other side of the install disc.  I have experimented with CentOS  
> installs within VM's and compared to this annoyance in Lenny, Lenny is  
> still a walk in the park.
> While there is a tarball available for the firmware that was moved  
> around  
> (http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/firmware/lenny/current/), 
> I do feel that the issue is big enough that a bigger warning should be  
> made in the install notes  
> (http://debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/).

maybe there should be a how to to change the image to include the
firmware deb ?  This could be added on site.

Another thought for remote install's what baout pxe-boot and add it to
that image 


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