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asked Configuring Wireless Network
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
Thanks a lot, I'll start playing with it and may just make a new question. I think apt-zip will save me loads of time.
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
When I use this command: apt-zip-list --medium=/mnt/myusb/storage --packages=dkms_2.2.0.3-1.2_all.deb I get the errors: apt-zip-list: mount: can't find /mnt/myusb/storage in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab Unmounting /mnt/myusb/storage umount: /mnt/myusb/storage: not mounted
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
For example I can't figure out which action to use, it says the only options are dselect-upgrade, upgrade, and dist-upgrade. I want none of those, I want install, so how do I do that? I can't find any documentation explaining each action.
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
I installed apt-zip, how exactly do I use it? I'm currently installing Cygwin(normally I just use vm's on my windows machine, didn't even really know what cygwin was), and meanwhile I'm trying to figure it out. As far as I can tell, apt-zip creates a shell script that will go out and download your package, and all of its dependencies. Is this correct? I hear apt-zip creates two files, one to fetch the packages, and one to do something with flags, I don't quite understand. Do I even need the second package? Would you mind just giving me a short list of what I need to do?
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
I'm putting a bunch of my errors in the main post
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
I just installed the b43 drivers and all it dependencies(or at least I think I did). I downloaded all the deb packages, mounted my usb drive, and ran dpkg -i *.deb. It seemed to install, no obvious errors. However, does it matter that I did all of this from my mounted usb folder? Or should I have moved the .deb files to somewhere on the main file system first before installing them? I just restarted, and when I type ping google.com it says ping: unknown host google.com When I say ping 192.168.10.101 it says connect: Network is unreachable.
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
Apparently I didn't install it right. I'm trying to get the .deb now, however now sure what to get. Everything points to b43-fwcutter, however the description says that fwcutter merely unzips the firmware.
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
I finally unzipped it, rebooted, and now I need to see if the internet works. I'll report back.
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comment Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
I did something similar to this, I just downloaded all the basic packages I needed, put them in a directory on my usb drive, mounted it and then ran: dpkg -i *.deb It installed right away. Now I'm having trouble unzipping my firmware.zip file into /lib/firmware. Thanks.
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asked Install programs without an internet connection on Debian
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comment Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian
I think YUMI was my problem. I got the firmware image and am trying it with unetbootin now, and it seems to be installing fine, and it mounted fine. However I get this message: Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The missing firmware files are: b43/ucode5.fw b43-open/ucode5.fw This is the firmware for my wireless card, but if the wired connection is there I can easily download and install it with apt-get. I'll report back if it works, thanks for the tips.
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comment Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian
How exactly do I use this installer? Will it be on the debian live image, or do I need to download it, transfer it over there, and then use it? Normally standard things like gcc, make, libc, etc are not provided, so things may not work smoothly. I'm quite a noob at this linux thing, thanks for the help.