Re: Lenny. How to add WPA encryption to installer?
On 2/26/09, Frank Lin PIAT <fpiat@> wrote:
> 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
Yes, think so. Seems to be strange a bit. Isn't WPA (or WPA2) a widely
used encryption method?
>> 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).
Sure. I think it will be no harm to add something really useful for
> 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.
Done. I am in :) It works, as it seems for such brief look as I have.