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

A few minutes ago I tried the debian-8.4-x86_64-standard-firmware.iso and discovered something else. If true for all firmware iso being made the only way these can be partly installed to the extent originally described in this thread is with a console running aan already talking operating system since the whole espeakup dependency stack is missing from that dvd and I suspect all other firmware dvd's.

On Fri, 20 May 2016, Brian Potkin wrote:

Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 14:12:24
From: Brian Potkin <brian@copernicus.demon.co.uk>
To: Nick Gawronski <nick@nickgawronski.com>
Cc: debian-accessibility@lists.debian.org, debian-boot@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: debian-installer issues with no wireless network connection after
     a text based Jessie installation
Resent-Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 18:12:54 +0000 (UTC)
Resent-From: debian-accessibility@lists.debian.org

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

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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