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#1 2015-04-09 14:20:38

userx-bw
#! Die Hard
From: stuck in an unknown reality
Registered: 2013-11-19
Posts: 735

netinstall-script

been reading through some of the post -- seen netinstall-script to be used for now to get up and running before install iso issued.

me being not the fortunate one I use wifi and it is out in free wifi land where one has to go through a web page sign in first before it lets me use wifi -- in my poor memory once before with Debian netinstall and with any install that asks me if I want to use the Internet while installing OS I always come across the issue of I can't because it does not provide me with the ability to sign in because I have to open up a web browser first then do that I agree to what ever your terms are just give me free wifi Da*n it.

I am probably the only person on this earth that has this problem so it is like a low priority    --

but is there a away to work into a script to open up a web page to sign in to get that free wifi to open up its doors so the user can use it to complete the downloading install process ? ?

so that would fall into the suggestion category


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#2 2015-04-17 13:44:53

Michele13
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Registered: 2015-04-16
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Re: netinstall-script

Mmm I would use a debian based live cd, install debootstrap and install debian using that:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … 175465295/

I once made a script that installs ubuntu using debootstrap and I usually run it from a SLACKWARE based live cd (Porteus), but I can easily edit it to install a debian system smile

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#3 2015-04-17 17:24:37

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Re: netinstall-script

i once tried to update my archlinux system from a public wifi.
it didn't even require a login (fyi, it was on a moving bus), but it added something to every network request and pacman totally rejected it.
sth like:

pacman: unable to download package http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&ved=0CFUQFjAN&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdebian.org%2Farch&ei=MUIxVfTyE4nYarSogMgB&usg=AFQjCNHzdFsma5TvhSvqjeHBv-uTsCQIKg&bvm=bv.91071109,d.ZWU

i'm not surprised to hear that it doesn't work on debian systems, either.
so.
should we really take google-analytics and whatnot into account when creating a network install script?
imho, no.

Last edited by ohnonot (2015-04-17 17:28:43)

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#4 2015-05-25 15:43:23

userx-bw
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Re: netinstall-script

ohnonot wrote:

i once tried to update my archlinux system from a public wifi.
it didn't even require a login (fyi, it was on a moving bus), but it added something to every network request and pacman totally rejected it.
sth like:

pacman: unable to download package http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&ved=0CFUQFjAN&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdebian.org%2Farch&ei=MUIxVfTyE4nYarSogMgB&usg=AFQjCNHzdFsma5TvhSvqjeHBv-uTsCQIKg&bvm=bv.91071109,d.ZWU

i'm not surprised to hear that it doesn't work on debian systems, either.
so.
should we really take google-analytics and whatnot into account when creating a network install script?
imho, no.

Come to find out It DOES work on Debian -- with me anyways, all I got a do in log in once, or that one time then It's O' Tay -- though I haven't tried a netinstall yet, if ever, maybe i will, I don't know, I just updated the Netinstall for BL to make it so you can just upgrade straght to BL from #! -- though you still got a have a connection to the net of some kind. --

maybe the call to the links was just poorly written somewhere -- pacman is known for crunching and munching things in its way .. big_smile


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#5 2015-05-26 05:47:12

ohnonot
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Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: netinstall-script

userx-bw wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

i once tried to update my archlinux system from a public wifi.
it didn't even require a login (fyi, it was on a moving bus), but it added something to every network request and pacman totally rejected it.
sth like:

pacman: unable to download package http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&ved=0CFUQFjAN&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdebian.org%2Farch&ei=MUIxVfTyE4nYarSogMgB&usg=AFQjCNHzdFsma5TvhSvqjeHBv-uTsCQIKg&bvm=bv.91071109,d.ZWU

[ edit: this is not the exact link, i recreated something similar-looking from memory. however, the top-level domain was the same. ]
i'm not surprised to hear that it doesn't work on debian systems, either.

Come to find out It DOES work on Debian (...)
maybe the call to the links was just poorly written somewhere

not all public wifi networks do that.
if you looked at the link, that is supposed to be a link to a software package (!), you should've realized that it's not about poorly written software.
apart from that, i'm not going to rise to your flamebait, so save your breath.

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#6 2015-05-26 09:37:28

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: netinstall-script

Michele13 wrote:

Mmm I would use a debian based live cd, install debootstrap and install debian using that:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … 175465295/

+1

I have used debootstrap to install Debian from my Arch system, it's a fantastically useful script.

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