Re: Installing Debian 9
What I do is add "contrib non-free" on every line after the word main in
/etc/apt/sources.list. Minus the " " of course.
Then I type apt update and let it run its course. Then type apt install
firmware-linux-nonfree and reboot. That should take care of it hopefully.
On 2018-03-24 00:34, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
On 24/03/18 10:20, 😝 😝 wrote:
Hello, I am trying to install Debian 9 as a primary OS on an Acer
Aspire 5 Laptop. During the installation process I get a message
stating; “Debian 9 Detect network hardware Some of your hardware
needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be loaded
from removable media, such as a USB stick or floppy...” it then
proceeds to list the missing files. I would appreciate greatly a
hasty response as I need this laptop up and running as soon as possible.
Follow the instructions here:
"A suggestion, especially when installing on unfamiliar hardware, is
to download the firmware archive for your platform and unpack it into
a directory named firmware in the root of a removable storage device
(USB/CD drive). When the installer starts, it will automatically find
the firmware files in the directory on the removable storage and, if
needed, install the firmware for your hardware. You can find firmware
downloads for your Debian version at [...]" and then choose the
stretch archive easiest to unpack (e.g. tar.gz on Linux or .zip on
Unpack this and make sure all the .deb files are in a directory called
"firmware" in the root of a thumb drive that you insert during
installation. The installer should find them.
Alternatively, use an unofficial netinst with included firmware:
For example, for stretch amd64: