missing firmware

Fraghera's picture
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hi, i have tried to install debian using 64-bit PC netinst iso

my pc is connected to internet by a wireless device: Realtek RTL8188ETV

i had this error (image attached)

i have downloaded firmware-realtek (0.36+wheezy.1) from https://packages.debian.org/tr/wheezy/firmware-realtek which includes Realtek RTL8168E-2 firmware (rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw)

than i put this file into frimware folder, not worked
tried to copy to another flash disk, not worked
tried everything i can think and still not worked
tried installing without it and had error

what should i do?


arochester's picture

Are you sure that you are installing Wheezy and not Jessie?

How is you USB stick formatted? It needs to be FAT or FAT32 ( https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/i386/ch06s04.html.en )

If you can connect your computer (temporarily) by cable you can just proceed with out it --- and install it by cable. Then reboot.

Alternatively you can use a disk which installs "non-free" and the driver --- http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmw...

thank you for your answer.

Fraghera's picture

thank you for your answer. the second choice is sutable for me cos i cant connect my pc to internet via cable.
there are lots of choices in /cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/8.5.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid
which one is better for a newbie?


frankt's picture

If you have the needed firmware on a USB stick or CD, copy it to /lib/firmware. The system will look there for needed firmware.