Re: Lenny. How to add WPA encryption to installer?
On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 21:09 +0300, Mark Goldshtein wrote:
> Mark Goldshtein wrote:
> On 2/26/09, Robert Goley <ragoley@> wrote:
> Not sure about this on the Lenny installer.
> If the wpa_supplicant command exists, you can
> probably write out the config file by hand and
> start up the wireless interface by hand.
> Definitely the longer way to
> do it...
WPA isn't supported during the installation of Debian. Only WEP is
> Not sure if any extended commands/utils are existing
> in installer. I was unable to locate even something
> simple, like 'top', etc.
Debian installer isn't a full Debian system, it is a tiny set of tools
(a few Mb).
> I would recommend using a live cd (preferably
> Kubuntu Live Install CD) and then install
> Lenny using debootstrap.
That's the complex way to do it!
Simply Install a Debian Desktop from CD/DVD, then enable the wpa.
Note: That's odd, but gnome CD1 (debian-500-i386-CD-1) don't have the
package wpasupplicant (so you also need CD2).
on the other hand, debian-500-i386-kde-CD-1 and debian-500-i386-DVD-1
does have it.
> Would you, please, point me to these 'howtos' or
> 'mans'? I am a rookie and need big red letters to
> understand a thing.
Hope this helps,