[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Thomas Backlund tmb at iki.fi
Thu Mar 24 11:48:01 CET 2011

Donald Stewart skrev 24.3.2011 11:39:
> I've never installed with more than one cd, but from memory, the
> installer asks for extra media, surely if your installing from the
> free dvd and have to eject it to add a non-free cd then that would
> cause problems, or have I misunderstood?

Installer will only ask you to switch media when needed, and then continue.

> If I've misunderstood, this would be really great. An extra thing
> would be a plug in that the installer could download for you
> containing the non-free stuff. Quite often I install new stuff on my
> laptop close to a wire, then take it out with me and thats when I need
> the wireless stuff. Not to mention non-free graphics drivers on
> desktops that have a wired connection having to be installed and set
> up post install.

It already can if you add network medias during install,
but in order to pull anything from the net, you need the firmware
(if you have a nic/wifi that needs it)


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