Re: Some things related to installation medias
- Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 11:56:15 -0300
- From: Juan Francisco Giménez Silva <juanfgs@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Some things related to installation medias
El 6/11/18 a las 11:38 a. m., Hans escribió:
there are some things, appearing during installation, I I want to mention.
1. On the installation medias (debian/stable) are always the kernels of
the stable repository. However, it appears from time to time, that
hardware on actual notebooks are not supported by the installation
kernel, but are supported by a newer kernel.
IMO there should be always the actual and released stable kernel for
installation in debian/stable. With "a stable kernel" is a kernel meant,
which is released by Linus Torvalds.
Is there any reason, why there is installed an old kernel (with probably
security holes or unpatched things)? Just a question.....
2. The other thing, which I ran into, was, that for net based
installation I needed the firmware for the wireless card. The package
This package was neither on the netinst-iso, nor on the 9.5-DVD-iso.
The only reason, why it is not on the installation media , might be a
problem with the license. But behaving so, makes an installation very
IMO these very necessary packages should (more MUST) exist on a
Of course, you can say, get the firmware and put it on an usb-stick,
however, this is very uncomfortable. And do not forget about newbies: I
doubt, they will be able to solve the problem!
Please apologize, I know, that I may be wrong. But I just wanted to
mention this, as these points should IMHO really improved. So see this
mail just as a feedback and a suggestion, whatever. Don't be anger.
Thanks for reading this!
Hello (and hello list! I'm new here :) ),
About the "old kernel", aren't those patched by the Debian Security
team? AFAIK they are fairly secure and with not outstanding bugs.
For newer laptops I would recommend trying the testing alpha installers
which usually have newer kernels.
regarding the firmware part, isn't that firmware on the "unnofficial"
builds that include non-free firmwares?
I just came back to debian recently and found these images through
googling debian+firmware , still visibility on the main page could be
Hope that helps.