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

On Fri, 1 May 2015 09:07:44 +0100 Lisi Reisz sent:

> > My advice will be : Do not try to use firmware files at the time of
> > installation.  
> I echo that!
> > 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.  
> It's been the case for at least some years.  I have never manage to
> persuade it to work.  

I have been caught a few times. With a netinstall CD. The installer
couldn't find the wireless card.

I stay the installer at that point of starting to discover the
network, usually for the third time just in case it got it wrong the
first and second.

Download the .deb files for the hardware onto the USB stick [so easily
written but sometimes having to drive miles down the road to a
friends computer] point the installer to the port and allow it to load
it/them and continue with the install.

On one occasion, way back, installed through wireless. Then after the
install and first reboot, couldn't find the wireless card. Had to go
back to actually installing the .deb file. Then it was set.

It's always been a "phew" moment, heaps of stress and always a question
of: "will it work", till it's done.

I've never installed from a USB stick.

Just what I have found on a few installs.

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