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Old 02-02-2009, 05:36 AM   #1
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Load missing firmware iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode in 'Etch'


Hi all,

I've downloaded the latest Debian CD 'Lenny' and tried to install it.

It kept saying do I want to add a firmware called 'iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode' during the installation since I have Intel wireless 3945ABG.

Where do I get the firmware to put into my USB stick?

Does my USB stick must be format in Fat?

Must it have a folder called 'Firmware' in order the installation to pick up the driver?

Here is my laptop spec:

Alienware
Core Duo 2 x 1.8GHz
2GB DDR2
100GB SATA 7200RPM
ATI Radeon x1800 256MB DDR3

Thanks in advance

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Old 02-02-2009, 10:44 AM   #2
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you get the firmware for intel wireless cards from the Intel Linux Wireless site. http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/

I don't know that you can easily get wireless working for an install, I normally use a wired connection for install and worry about the wireless afterwards.

Check the README file for the firmware, to determine proper firmware lofcation on your system .
 
Old 02-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #3
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http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool...ee_0.14.tar.gz

Found via: http://packages.debian.org/search?ke...rmware-iwlwifi
 
Old 02-03-2009, 03:52 AM   #4
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It wouldn't pick up the driver on my USB stick... What am I doing wrong?

I uncompressed the tar file and saved into the USB stick. Is that right?

Must it be save in a specific name/folder?
 
Old 02-05-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for trying.

I was able to solve it via debiantutorials.org.

Thanks
 
Old 03-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #6
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Thanks for trying.

I was able to solve it via debiantutorials.org.

Thanks
Hi CaptainLinux,

think you can share out the debiantutorials.org link

wanted to install debian and curious to test it out, thanks.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #7
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Cheers!
 
Old 03-20-2009, 06:53 PM   #8
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Cheers!
you forgot to paste the link ?
 
Old 05-31-2009, 12:36 PM   #9
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you forgot to paste the link ?
I think this might be the missed link of CaptainLinux:
http://www.debiantutorials.org/compo...nstall-iwl4965
 
Old 10-19-2011, 02:58 PM   #10
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If you have debian image in a USB disk, you don't need to read the tutorial.

The trick is to extract the same USB disk that you used to load and insert into another computer. A drive labeled "Firmware" will be mounted, and you can copy the files there. Umount, and insert it again into the computer that is being installed.
 
  


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