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Re: [Debian 8.0 Installation] Firmware files on USB stick with debian iso

Finally I went ahead without the firmware files and installed the
Debian 8.0. And now it's working just fine! Perhaps due to the fact
that I selected the mirror and fetched packages from Internet (using
Ethernet) during installation.

My advice will be : Do not try to use firmware files at the time of

Though you'll follow the official Debian Installation Guide, "loading
firmware at the time of install" most probably not gonna work. First
you'll be posed with GPT error (with Gparted and Disks applications)
when you'll try to create a new FAT partition (as suggested in
Installation Guide). Then you'll think to use fdisk command line
utility to make you way and though you'll be able to create the
partition using fdisk, you'll be posed with missing kernel modules
message during installation and thus will leave you no choice but to
continue install *without* loading the firmware files.

In short though official Debian Installation Guide discusses about
loading the firmware files alongside the Debian installation image on
a single USB stick, the mechanism is most probably screwed up. Hope
that changes till next release.

Thank you for your help.

PS- If your Ethernet firmware is missing too (with wireless) then
first install the Debian and then download the firmware files using
another machine and then manually copy/configure the files in
installed Debian system.

Avinash Sonawane (RootKea)
PICT, Pune

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