[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 14:22:00 CET 2011

On 24 March 2011 11:38, Olivier Blin <mageia at blino.org> wrote:
>> What about a DVD including non-free packages but has the option to not
>> install them?
>> I think the majority of the users don't care that much about
>> proprietary issues, they just need them for using there wireless card
>> or graphic card. Those how do care can just uncheck the non-free part
>> of the DVD. :)
> Yep, it could just be an option. The desktop selection step seems to be a
> good place in the installer to include it, it is visible enough, and
> right before packages installation. Though it would have to be renamed.
> We could have a checkbox "Install proprietary drivers if needed
> (non-free software)", ticked by default.

if firmware are needed for network installation, we would need support
in stage1 instead.

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