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Old 03-06-2011, 05:39 AM   #1
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Question Debian 6.0.0 and Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG stand-off


Having read several threads regarding issues with getting the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG NIC to work in Debian, I still have a question before I replace my Window 7 hard drive with one onto which I'll be installing Debian 6.0.0: when the debian-installer goes looking for the wireless driver, where should it be? Will I be able to point the installer to my external USB drive? My hardware is an HP Pavilion dv9230us - a laptop - with an Intel Centrino Duo processor, Intel chipset, and nVidia geForce 7600 video subsystem.

I have never been able to get a Debian installation to successfully complete on any system I've ever had, but then I haven't tried in a few years. Fedora 14 32-bit works like a charm on my laptop, so I'm hoping this release of Debian will, too.

I want to thank you in advance for whatever help you might provide for me with this upcoming adventure.

Richard

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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If you choose Advanced Options>>Expert install, you'll come to a screen asking what additional components, scroll thru list and see if it's available there.
You can do all of this without committing to install.
 
Old 03-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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I have never been able to get a Debian installation to successfully complete on any system I've ever had, but then I haven't tried in a few years. Fedora 14 32-bit works like a charm on my laptop, so I'm hoping this release of Debian will, too.
I didn't get a stable system until Squeeze and introduction to advanced options.
 
Old 03-06-2011, 12:45 PM   #4
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http://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi
 
Old 03-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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Thank you Eddy1!
 
Old 03-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
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