Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 02:54:02
From: Nick Gawronski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Alex ARNAUD <email@example.com>,
Subject: Re: debian-installer issues with no wireless network
a text based Jessie installation
Resent-Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 06:54:31 +0000 (UTC)
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
On 5/20/2016 1:07 AM, Alex ARNAUD wrote:
On 05/20/2016 06:52 AM, Nick Gawronski wrote:
Hi, I am using the net installer of Jessie version 8.0.0 that
includes the firmware
Could you give us the full name of the Jessie ISO?
as I am totally blind and found that the latest installer once it
was installed I had no software speech after installing the system.
It depends on how you install your system. If you install you system
in braille or in "normal" way it's the normal effect.
I was installing Debian Jessie on my laptop with just a text based
system mainly for a rescue system for when X windows is down and
for times when I don't wish to use X windows. I found that during
the installation I was able to connect to the internet and
successfully install the system but once the system was rebooted I
had no internet access over any network method.
As I know, It seems there is no link with accessibility in this case.
What would it take for the debian installation to copy the network
settings from the installer to the target system as it makes no
sence why networking would be setup and working during a text based
installation but not in the target system? What file should I edit
to add my wireless network as well as my wired network using DHCP
so they both will work when my text based system boots? Nick
The tips I use is to install a new driver for your Debian system.
For doing something like that you need to follow some steps :
1) Find the model of your card and the related firmware package in
Debian, if it's a Intel Wireless card it's the package
2) Add the backports repo in your environment as explained in this
page : http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/
3) Install the new package with a command like that : "apt-get
install -t jessie-backports FIRMWARE_NAME"