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Re: [alpine-user] Wifi device not detected after disk-based installation

From: Jean-Louis Fuchs <>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:57:37 +0200

Hi Chris

An idea:

1. Boot normally: not disk-based
2. Run lsmod and find out which module provides wifi
3. Boot in disk-based mode
4. modprobe the module

If it fails send the error-message.

Another idea:

1. Install all linux-firmare package: apk add linux-firmware


On Fri, 31 Aug 2018, at 00:13, Chris Crayton wrote:
> I am having an issue where Alpine Linux properly detects the wireless
> interface on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ just fine for a normal install, but
> when I use the tutorial from the wiki to make a disk-based install it
> is not found. I have pulled my hair out trying every page on the
> Alpine wiki and everything I can find on Google with no results. The
> module will not load, and I cannot find a clear, unambiguous set of
> instructions for how to troubleshoot an issue with loading firmware
> for the Pi. I find things like "if you make a firmware directory
> Alpine will load that before boot" but of course they do not mention
> the name of the directory to make.>
> Can someone point to anything that can help me to get the bloody
> drivers loaded on a disk-based install?>

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