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

On Fri 20 May 2016 at 01:54:02 -0500, Nick Gawronski wrote:

> 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

Are you certain wpa_supplicant was not on the system? If the machine has
no ethernet connection you now have problems.

> 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

It happens with any install. The thinking appears to be:

You used a wired install without selecting a desktop task. That means
you wanted a wired connection after the install.

You used a wired or wireless connection and selected a desktop task.
That means you wanted to use networkmanager.

That's ok up to there. There is some practical sense in it. You will
have connectivity after the first boot and can change what you want.

If you used a wireless onnection and did not select a desktop task
that means you want to select and set up your connectivity software
after first boot. Basically - you were just kidding when you used
wireless to install Debian; you didn't want immediate connectivity

Setting up wireless all over again is good fun when your passphrase
has 63 characters. Copy and paste? You could download gpm but....

That is one of the reasons I preseed.



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