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    Wednesday, 15 December 2010

    Debian CDs with firmware included

    We've just posted a news item about the removal of non-free firmware from Debian's Linux kernel packages. Kudos to the kernel team and others for the work involved to make this happen!

    While we would be much happier if these binary blobs were not necessary at all, it's clear that some of our users may depend on them to support the hardware they are using. So, as mentioned in that news item, we've started making some unofficial CD images available that include the non-free firmware packages that we can redistribute. If you need one of these CDs, daily builds are to be found at . Starting with the next debian-installer release (hopefully RC1, coming soon!), we'll be generating fixed versions of these images to match each release too.

    Be aware that these are only netinstall images, equivalent to the normal free netinst images that we normally produce but with the firmware files added. If you want to do an installation entirely from a set of CDs/DVDs/BDs then you will need to burn one of these in addition to that set, then feed the rest of the set when prompted to by the installer.

    13:46 :: # :: /debian/CDs :: 6 comments


    Re: Debian CDs with firmware included
    vvill wrote on Thu, 16 Dec 2010 03:23

    Steve thanks for the work you have done to get a CD/firmware onto the mirrors... I do my best to keep my kernels from being tainted, although nvidia taints one of mine. I'm really sure that I will be using one of the netinstall+ firmware CDs eventually.. With triple channel ddr3, sata600 and usb3 soon to be on common desktop. And all the gamers screaming in the forum, why doesn't squeeze detect and run my hardware. -("_")+


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