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
> 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
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.
> 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.