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Re: 9.1.0 : netinst : installs well, but useless after firstboot

On 2017-10-06 11:56 AM, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 11:07:22AM +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:

i just installed the firmware netinst version of 9.1.0 from;
and post first boot failed to get the network readily available.

the biggest problem is that my machine does not have a wired
network interface, only wifi (which works just fine under ubuntu
17.04), and so can't figure out how to move ahead without having to
reboot off the ubuntu 17.04 in "live" mode.

any help on how to proceed with setting up the network after
completion of the install (in spite of having had setup the network
during install) would be most welcome.

Install a firmware for your wifi perhaps? If you have Intel, this
could be the package required:


Unfortunately this may mean manually downloading the .deb file,
transferring it via sneakernet (or saving to a known hdd location)
and using a command like:

dpkg --install firmware-iwlwifi....deb

the firmware is already installed during installation process.
that's how the rest of the additional software did get installed
in the first place.
but, then, after first boot, bang, there's no network.
i have experienced this even during previous debian versions on
previous (older) hardware. everything during install proceeds
just smoothly, but the moment after first boot, the wifi isn't
ready for use.

am now going through the debian wiki, maybe that might have some
pointers about how i could move ahead on this, in the meanwhile
if anyone has any suggestions, they are most welcome. :)