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

On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 17:41:23 +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:

> On 2017-10-06 04:06 PM, Brian wrote:
> >On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 13:34:55 +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> >
> >>On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 06:03:24PM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 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.
> >
> >What DE did you install from the installer?
> 'de'? desktop environment!
> i did not install any graphical system, i prefer to work at the text
> console, that's why i am on debian, else would have been on ubuntu.

Not installing a DE is why connectivity did not exist. The outcome is by
design but the reason for it it has never really been given. I think the
idea is that, having not selected to install network-manager you
definitely do not want what the installer has produced and desire to set
up your wireless network with your chosen software. Which is precisely
what you are doing now :). Please see the bug list for netcfg.

For future reference: you can avoid being in the situation you have now

1. preseeding with netcfg/target_network_config=ifupdown, or
2. making a note of the contents of the installer's interfaces file in
   /etc/network/ *before* finishing the installation.

As for your present issue:

 allow-hotplug wlo1
 iface wlo1 inet dhcp
	wpa-ssid <station>
	wpa-psk <passphrase>

in /e/n/i should work.