Live CD/DVD with Wireless firmware?
On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 06:34:05 -0700 (PDT)
Hugo Wau <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am running SID AMD64 on my Notebook. The user-data are backed up on an
> external USB drive.
> For the OPERATING SYSTEM do I want to have a (installable) live CD/DVD
> as a backup.
> But the live CD/DVD must include the firmware for my broadcom b43 chip.
> Is the firmware included in the fwcutter package?
No. fwcutter merely cuts the firmware from a binary blob, which must
be obtained separately. The Debian package contains a simple install
script (/usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh) that
automatically downloads one and points fwcutter at it:
b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-18.104.22.168.o
tar xfvj broadcom-wl-22.214.171.124.tar.bz2
b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-126.96.36.199/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o
rm -rf "$dir"
chmod o +rx /lib/firmware/b43 /lib/firmware/b43legacy
> Which Live CD/DVD includes such fwcutter package with firmware included?
They generally don't, since the binary blobs are not freely
distributable. I made my own with the Debian Live tools, following the
instructions for adding custom files from Section 2 on this page:
It's a fairly straightforward process.
> Hugo Wau
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