I am attempting to iron out a detail that has been bugging me a long time.
Question: Does the procedure of providing the firmware during install actually work? Note: I am NOT asking how to install the firmware POST install.
What I have done to attempt to resolve:
1. Searched forums with no luck on this specific question.
2. Google was likewise uninformative.
During the wheezy install, from cd (cd1 testing amd64, appx 680MB), it prompts for firmware, which it identifies as ucode15.fw. (This is only part of the file name, as I did not write the entire bit down during the install.)
Reading the doc at http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch06s04.html.en leads me to http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/firmware/testing/20110207/http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/firmware/testing/20110207/.
I downloaded the file http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/firmware/testing/20110207/firmware.tar.gz, and untar'ed it on my msdos formatted flash drive.
During the wheezy install (using the cd1 identified above), with flash drive in the laptop, the installer prompts for the ucode15.fw driver, but evidently does not find it. Looking in the untar'ed files, I could not find it either.
So, assuming the file is not there, where is the file that the installer is asking for? Locating this file will allow me to put it on flash drive and re-attempt install. That is my only question.
I have searched debian.org packages for something like ucode15 but suspect the hits are for Intel, not broadcom. Correct me, otherwise.
Thanks a bunch
My environment is wheezy amd64 laptop
this is what lshw has to say:
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description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
logical name: eth2
width: 64 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless