Hey everyone –
I’m trying to re-install my Debian Wheezy. I’ve recently transfered the system between 2 HDD’s, and I think something went wrong in the process, as the system is extremely slow right now, so I decided to format it, keeping the home partition as it is.
When I previously installed debian on my computer ( a number of times ), when the installation got to the network hardware detection part, It would prompt a message saying that It’s missing my card’s firmware ( rtl8168d-2.fw ), and ask if I want to load it manually from a USB stick. I just pressed no, as the internet worked without it, and installed it after the system installation is done. the firmware is available at the realtek-firmware package in the non-free rep.
However, on the Wheezy installtion, instead of prompting me that warning, it just freezes. the window is empty, and no input ( mouse, keystrokes, etc ) isn’t solving it. In virtual console 4 the last message says that the firmware is missing.
I know this is the installer’s fault and not a fault in the iso file/burn/etc because I’ve encountered the same problem when I tried to install wheezy on my laptop, which has a different network card.
Squeeze installation works just fine, but causes me other problems, so I think it’ll be best just solving this.
Is there a way to fix this issue, or perhaps add the firmware manually to the iso file, so it would find it and not get stuck?
I’m using the Wheezy-amd64-KDE iso.
Thanks in advance for the help,
Stefan Nagy from Gemeinde Ferlach, Österreich
You could try out a netboot image of Wheezy Beta 1 release for installation, you'll find it on your mirror in the following directory:
Hope this helps!