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Re: netinst + wifi = catch22

On Wed 06 Jun 2012 at 14:24:13 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:

> I've been experimenting with installing Debian on a laptop dedicated to 
> experimentation.
> The results have been satisfactory enough that when I discovered it had a 
> very dead battery, I took my general usage laptop to library (only 
> dial-up available at home). I've run the live-CD on this machine so I was

Detail. Which live CD?

> expecting no problem. Evidently netinst does not recognize my WiFi  
> hardware.

Would you expand on "does not recognise", please? The messages you see
and the type of WiFi service at the library would be helpful

> It runs fine on WinXP and I believe I've connected via WiFi 
> with one of the collection of live cd's (a Puppy linux IIRC).

No doubt you have.

> Questions:
> 1. What is command to identify the WiFi hardware?


> 2. Once I've identified the required driver, how do I install it when I 
> can not connect to the internet in first place ;<

Don't assume a driver is what is required. Whatever is needed can be
downloaded at home.

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