[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Sun Mar 27 01:00:27 CET 2011

On 03/26/2011 06:37 PM, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> During the times mandriva had several CDs to install it, the new ones often
> only dl'ed one and complained when stuff didn't work.
> I forsee possibly here the same issue with this, people will forget to
> download the extra non_free CD, or do not care about non_free; wipe their
> windows, install mageia, and have no networking to even get drivers anymore.
> how would we advertise this anyway? this extra CD contains non_free software,
> but if you have an machine with networking from vendor X with types Y,Z,...
> you will absolutely need this to have functional networking?
> it sounds to me like an awful lot of extra work, and complaints, etc...
Well, then, maybe what we need to do is say that both ISOs, the 4.7GB 
primary and the 60 MB(?) secondary ar both required, and let the people 
who don't need the second one be pleasantly surprised.

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