• Bug#994408: cdimage.debian.org: Buster non-free firmware image fail

    From Andrew M.A. Cater@21:1/5 to Olaf Zaplinski on Wed Sep 15 19:40:03 2021
    On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 06:46:54PM +0200, Olaf Zaplinski wrote:
    Package: cdimage.debian.org
    Severity: important
    Tags: d-i

    Dear Maintainer,

    1. in contrast to Linux Mint, the non-free iso does not detect my (popular) Realtek 8822CE wifi
    2. non-free ISO is not available on german mirrors, so do not point us in that direction. I had to use the main server for downloading.

    https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/amd64/iso-cd/firmware-11.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso is the
    main location for the unofficial non-free image - so that's the main Debian images machine in Sweden. Debian mirrors are not required to carry
    non-free unofficial images - www.debian.org points to the central location.

    https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/firmware-realtek suggests that the
    Realtek 8822CE should be installed by firmware-realtek in non-free.

    If all else fails, the recommendation is always to try installing with a
    wired connection first, if available - wifi installs are not always as reliable.

    Hope this helps. With every good wish, as ever,

    Andy Cater

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