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Re: debian-installer issues with no wireless network connection after a text based Jessie installation

Hi Nick,

Nick Gawronski <nick@nickgawronski.com> (2016-05-20):
> Hi, The name of the iso I was using is firmware-8.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso
>  and it is in the archive for the debian-installer.  I ran the installation
> using this image as my network cards both wired and wireless require
> firmware and I also ran the installation on low priority and choose to
> install everything like non-free as well as backports.  For the main tasks
> for this text based installation I selected just the standard system as I
> want this system to be small.  Everything installed just fine and I was
> connected to the installation over the network as I wanted to test out the
> network console using my windows 10 system and was able to follow all
> prompts but then once the Debian system rebooted no internet settings were
> on the system in the /etc/network/interfaces or any other wifi packages that
> were installed such as wpa_supplicant.  My question is why does the
> installer not copy over the wireless networking settings from the installer
> to the target system when doing a text only install with speech?  Nick
> Gawronski

In the general case, the installer (through its netcfg component) should
be copying the network settings over from the installer system to the
installed system.

I'm not familiar with the firmware version of installer images, so I'm
adding the debian-cd@ list to the loop, so that people building those
images can comment on this. They might appreciate if you could extract
the following log file from your system and attach it to an email:


We might have a missing integration bit to enable non-free packages on
the installation system (this might be by design because of freeness
issues, or maybe an oversight; no idea), or maybe a buggy behaviour.

The log file mentioned above might help them figure out what happened on
your system.


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