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




On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 12:10:09PM +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> On 2017-10-06 11:56 AM, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 11:07:22AM +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> > > hello,
> > > 
> > > i just installed the firmware netinst version of 9.1.0 from;
> > > https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/9.1.0+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/firmware-9.1.0-amd64-netinst.iso
> > > 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:
> > 
> > firmware-iwlwifi
> > 
> > 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.

Are you sure? You may be right - but double check to make sure...

> that's how the rest of the additional software did get installed
> in the first place.

Not necessarily so :)

The install-script packages are NOT the same as the install packages.

So, are you sure that the appropriate firmware- package is installed?


> 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. :)