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Old 11-13-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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Can't find non-free firmware files to install debian stretch


I was trying to install debian stretch firmware-9.2.1-amd64-i386-netinst.iso, but I got a message saying these firmware files are missing: iwlwifi-8000c-26.ucode, iwlwifi-8000x-25.ucode, iwlwifi-8000c-24.ucode, and iwlwifi-8000c-23.ucode. I can't find them anywhere here https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firmware-iwlwifi either. Does anyone know where to find these so I can install debian stretch correctly? I will appreciate any help.
 
Old 11-13-2017, 04:29 PM   #2
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You need to enable the stretch-backports and non-free in your sources.llist, then it's just firmware-iwlwifi (from backports).

Although they may not actually BE needed. Debian generally is quite verbose about missing firmware even though it's sometimes not needed. So does the card work WITHOUT the backports firmware?

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Old 11-13-2017, 05:04 PM   #3
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Unless you need wifi to do the install, just skip that step. Personally, I always install using a wired ethernet connection rather than wifi.

After doing the install, I get wireless working by adding " contrib non-free" to each line in /etc/apt/sources.list and then installing the relevant non-free wifi module.

/etc/apt/sources.list ends up looking like this:

Code:
# 

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.0.0 _Stretch_ - Official i386 NETINST 20170617-1
4:23]/ stretch main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.0.0 _Stretch_ - Official i386 NETINST 20170617-14
:23]/ stretch main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-
free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib 
non-free

# stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
The commands to install the desired wifi module are:

Code:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
If you don't have a wired connection on your router, but you do have a second laptop, you can use the wired port on the other laptop to share its internet connection. You just plug in an ethernet cable between the two laptops and edit the wired connection settings on the other laptop to "Shared with other computers" (under IPv4 settings).
 
Old 11-15-2017, 07:27 AM   #4
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I've used this ISO several times to do a wireless installation. It is Debian 9.2 + non-free firmware.

https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/u...9.2.1+nonfree/
 
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:06 PM   #5
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Cool

Check this out: https://packages.debian.org/sid/all/...lwifi/download eg: ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/...mware-nonfree/

can also look up:
Code:
dpkg -i the_name_of_some.deb
or just:
Code:
man dpkg
I use the:
Quote:
Unofficial non-free images including firmware packages
too...

have fun!

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Old 11-25-2017, 01:39 AM   #6
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Unless you need wifi to do the install, just skip that step. Personally, I always install using a wired ethernet connection rather than wifi.
Works for me as well.
 
Old 11-25-2017, 09:26 AM   #7
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Unless you need wifi to do the install, just skip that step. Personally, I always install using a wired ethernet connection rather than wifi.
Each to his/her own. I prefer the convenience of a wireless installation using the net install ISO which includes non-free firmware. I have a fast wireless connection to a good mirror.
 
Old 11-26-2017, 03:41 AM   #8
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And a close one can be faster... eg:
Code:
netselect-apt
 
  


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