Re: Net Install: Installation halts for disk change
On 2020-02-26 22:20, Lee wrote:
On 2/26/20, John Kaufmann <email@example.com> wrote:
For my Thinkpad, I burned CDs with:
and (3) firmware-edu-10.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso [just in case]
A. Disk (1) begins without problem, then stops for wifi firmware:
Try it with one of the non-free network install ISOs from
My first try installing Debian was with an 'official' install DVD & I
had to find an ethernet cable to make a connection because wifi
wouldn't work :(
Maybe they've got instructions somewhere that somebody understands to
get all the hardware on their machine working.. me? I went with the
"unofficial alternative build includes non-free firmware for extra
support for some awkward hardware." and didn't have any problems.
Really?! - it's just that simple? I appreciate your answer, Lee, but I feel really stupid: In an earlier thread ["jigdo error"] Thomas Schmitt recommended (1) above and Andrei Popescu recommended (2) - which I thought was just to fill in the hardware drivers as needed for the disk (1) install. So yes, I used (2), and it went without a hitch -- almost feels too easy, like I should do some kind of penance for such an easy setup. But, looking ahead in the thread to Peter Ehlert's answer, I see that things get more (and unnecessarily) complicated.