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Old 03-31-2018, 12:34 AM   #31
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When you hit one dead end after the next, do this :

Install without the intel wireless wifi firmware; instead use ethernet RJ45 connection for install. Invoke Synaptic

activate :

DFSG-compatible Software with Non-Free Dependencies


Non-DFSG-compatible (non-free)


after reload

other appropriate firmware from synaptic

restart system

look at uper right of desktop
klicken sie on wireless icon and select your router

Old 10-14-2018, 01:22 PM   #32
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Whenever I use:

dpkg-deb --extract firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb .

It says, extract needs a target directory. perhapbs use --install?

Please help! Trying to get the intel wifi drivers to work
Old 10-14-2018, 01:32 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by ryan326 View Post
It says, extract needs a target directory.
The only reason I can think of, would be that you omitted the "." argument (which stands for the current directory) at the end of the command.
Otherwise, I would suggest you replace the "." with an actual directory name; I can't remember if the directory has to exist before you run the command, though.
Old 10-14-2018, 02:52 PM   #34
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put firmware-iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb file into documents/firmware/iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb

inside your new folder, right click your new iwlwifi_0.43_all.deb file
choose/click archive manager

left click
extract in arch m

left cl
extract in
popUp window

lft c
show files

extract data.tar.xz
same method

cd data
cd lib
cd firmware

here you have all the files
pick what you need for your media card used for install

Although this is OnE method, one answer to your specific question, still better to install without iwiwifi but use rj45 cable why?
more secure

no rj45 socket on device?
thus use
gigabit plugable usb/ethernet/adapter
$19.99 from amazon prime

let us know if you need clarification!
give us a follow up on your progress!
Old 05-01-2019, 08:39 AM   #35
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school; it did do it for me this morning

i'm officially out of school, and not in a degree program, however, i just got schooled this morning. this thread is awesome, and like everyone else who read it, i also wanted to thank all of the contributors
Old 01-07-2020, 05:51 AM   #36
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Thumbs up Thanks!

I just used this when installing Debian 10 on an external sd card on a Lenovo 120S Ideapad when its Windows 10 OS got problems. Even though the firmware deb package I downloaded had only a couple of the files reported as missing, it worked! Very helpful!
Old 01-08-2020, 12:44 AM   #37
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Angry Correction to yesterday's post

Although what is related to the question of providing the firmware files still stands, I just want to clarify that it is not possible to easily boot an OS from an sd card! I hadn't done my homework before attempting to do so!


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