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Re: Net Install: Installation halts for disk change

On 2020-02-26 22:20, Lee wrote:
On 2/26/20, John Kaufmann <kaufmann@nb.net> wrote:
For my Thinkpad, I burned CDs with:
	(1) debian-10.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso
	(2) firmware-10.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso
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.


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