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Re: Debian installation

On Mon 03 Sep 2018 at 14:30:20 +0900, 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.

A mirror is not required to complete an installation. Install only
the standard system utilities. Then GRUB. Sort a mirror out after
first boot.


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