Self-explanatory? Maybe for you but the differences between the amd64-i386 and the amd64 went over my head. Thank for pointing that difference out.On Jo, 27 feb 20, 02:03:56, John Kaufmann wrote:On 2020-02-26 22:49, Peter Ehlert wrote:On 2/26/20 7:20 PM, Lee wrote:On 2/26/20, John Kaufmann <email@example.com> 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 https://cdimage.debian.org/images/unofficial/non-free/images-including-firmware/current/multi-arch/iso-cd/I have been using these: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/10.3.0+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/ ...Thanks, Peter - but on top of Lee's answer, I'm beginning to get a sense that debian.org has /way/ over-complicated the installation images. (If the choice of images seems too complicated, that's only because it it.) For example, just look at the pages you and Lee referenced: Lee: cdimage.debian.org/images/unofficial/non-free/images-including-firmware/current/multi-arch/iso-cd/ You: cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/10.3.0+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/ Two pages to serve the same purpose is WAY too much churn. Then look at the /files/ from those two pages: Lee's page: [660M] firmware-10.3.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso Your page: [377M] firmware-10.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso It's almost as if two different people (or parties) are taking cracks at the same issue simply because no one is in charge to rationalize it for the sake of the people who matter: Those who are looking for a way to get started on Debian. But it gets even worse: Both pages use the SAME boilerplate text above the file links, so it would be easy to confuse them. Even someone who has read the instructions <https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch06.en.html> carefully (as I did) has no hint of the unnecessary complications. There's no reason there should be two places for people to go for the same thing. As it happens, the file from your page is the one I had already downloaded [(2) above], but even you did not recognize it because this has been over-complicated. And looking at both files, knowing that they contain much of the same material, I'm inclined to think that the other one [at 660M rather than 377M] has been more carefully assembled to get as much as practicable onto one installation disk. I'm taking a lesson from this: some cleanup is in order.The names are quite self-explanatory, one image is for amd64 only (64bit PCs) and one is for amd64 and i386 (older 32bit-only PCs, or if for some reason you must install 32bit OS on 64bit hardware).
It might be a good idea to stop building the multiarch image in 2020. Most users should install amd64 anyway and those that *really* need i386 are likely able to find the correct image anyway.
I beg to differ.
perhaps a bit of website cleanup and some boilerplate edits might
help, but the Content is excellent.
Kind regards, Andrei