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Re: Debian installation

On 9/3/18, Harold Hartley <wheelie207@ownmail.net> wrote:
> I have two computers. One is fedora and the other I want Debian on it.
> Both computers run Ethernet to a router that runs dd-wrt and fedora
> connects to internet just fine. I’m actually running a wireless Ethernet
> to the modem that connects to isp(cox).But if Debian has firmware included
> in the installation for WiFi then I
> may try that on it.Is it possible to manually setup a link to mirror after
> installation and
> scan the mirror manual.I know much earlier versions we was able to do that,
> but that was a
> while ago.

Have you seen this?

It sounds like you might want to add 'contrib' and/or 'non-free' to
the repositories listed in /etc/apt/sources.list


> On Sun, Sep 2, 2018, at 22:30, Mark Fletcher wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 02, 2018 at 09:34:40PM -0700, Harold Hartley wrote:
>> > I had ordered myself a Debian dvd 9.5 and everything was installing> >
>> > great until it came to scan the mirrors.It seems I was not able to
>> > scan a mirror so that I would be able to apt> > an app, but I tried many
>> > mirrors and nothing.Can someone on here
>> > help me with a solution to get it to scan a mirror> > successfully.I
>> > ordered the dvd from a link from Debian website and
>> > nothing is wrong> > with the dvd.
>> > --
>> Hello Harold, and welcome to Debian!
>> If there are _no_ mirrors available, that sounds to me more like a
>> problem with your local network setup, most likely your network device> in
>> your computer is not recognised properly. By any chance is it WiFi?> Some
>> WiFi devices especially in laptops need proprietary firmware and> don't
>> work out of the box off the first DVD. There is a
>> "firmware-included" installer that might have a better chance
>> of working> in that case. I wouldn't _generally_ expect that to be an
>> issue if you> are connected by a wired ethernet connection, but wouldn't
>> totally rule> it out.
>> If you can give us more information about your hardware and how you
>> access the internet, the community should be able to help more.
>> Mark

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