[Article] Must 'completely free' mean 'hard to install'?

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Re: [Article] Must 'completely free' mean 'hard to install'?

Postby LE_746F6D617A7A69 » 2021-01-27 21:05

Hallvor wrote:No, it doesn't have that checkbox that automatically installs the missing firmware by pressing yes. (...)

OK, it's not a checkbox - it's a radio-button ;)
But seriously: the thing is that default Debian installer has an option to include non-free software, including firmware.
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Re: [Article] Must 'completely free' mean 'hard to install'?

Postby sunrat » 2021-01-27 22:34

LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote:
Hallvor wrote:No, it doesn't have that checkbox that automatically installs the missing firmware by pressing yes. (...)

OK, it's not a checkbox - it's a radio-button ;)
But seriously: the thing is that default Debian installer has an option to include non-free software, including firmware.


That option adds non-free to sources, it doesn't install anything.
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Re: [Article] Must 'completely free' mean 'hard to install'?

Postby LE_746F6D617A7A69 » 2021-01-28 21:06

sunrat wrote:That option adds non-free to sources, it doesn't install anything.
Of course, but it allows to:
- install proprietary firmware after normal installation is finished.
- install missing firmware from additional installation media (*)

(*) At least in expert text mode - I've never used any other mode to install Debian - one of the reasons is the possibility to choose non-default NTP server.
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