I just installed Arch Linux, and I'm in the process of setting up my WiFi. The problem is that I'm missing many utilities necessary for setup. When I run wifi-menu, I get Please install 'dialog' to use wifi-menu. Obviously, I can't use pacman to get any packages from the web, because I have no connection. When I run dhcpcd, I get sending commands to master dhcpcd process. ifconfig isn't on the system either.

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  • @Fox how would you go about downloading the packages elsewhere, and then using pacman -U? – William Markley Jan 21 at 1:02
  • @Fox I've installed the package on my USB stick, and I've plugged it into my Arch machine, where would the location of the USB be? – William Markley Jan 21 at 1:30
  • @Fox When I run mnt, it tells me the command isn't found – William Markley Jan 21 at 1:43
  • @Fox, nevermind, the command is mount – William Markley Jan 21 at 1:56
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    wifi-menu needs dialog to display its menu, you should choose method to connect to internet first, then prepare all needed packages when install arch. – Tuyen Pham Jan 22 at 1:13