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




On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 06:03:24PM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> 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...

yes, i am very sure. double checked. the interface wlo1 exists.
 
there's a procedure mentioned in the wiki which shows how to setup
wifi via wpa_supplicant through modifications to the file;
/etc/network/interfaces

it's now working, but not automatically coming up, i still have to
manually issue 'ifup wlo1' in spite of having mentioned "auto" in
the configuration file for the "wlo1" interface.
off to check on that now, but if someone has any advice, please do
share, it would be most welcome. :)

it kind-a sucks that the debian installer accepts all the wifi
parameters, activates the network only during installation and
then does not include that information for post install work.
atleast provide an option during the installation to accept the
parameters and have them persist after the installation is done.

thanks,

~mayuresh