netinst + wifi = catch22
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:24:13 -0500
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 expecting no problem. Evidently netinst does not recognize my WiFi hardware. 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).
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 ;<
This machine is an IBM Thinkpad T43 (lenovo)
The machine with no problem connecting is a Lenovo Thinkpad R61 (no IBM logo)
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