[Mageia-discuss] Network connection at install time

Len Lawrence lcl at tarazed.demon.co.uk
Sun Oct 9 23:51:51 CEST 2011

On 09/10/11 22:23, Len Lawrence wrote:
> I note from the latest posts that some people have unreliable
> connections to the internet at install time.  Now in my 14 years of
> installing mandrake, mandriva, mageia the web has never been available
> during installation.  For some of those years it was dialup and in
> later installs the network adapter was probably only supported under
> windows.  However, for the last five or six installs there has been
> native support but the attempt to connect at the end of the install
> has always failed.  On booting the new system the network comes up
> fine.
> Is this an area worth investigating?  It does not really bother me but
> newcomers might have their confidence shaken at this point.
> Len
Sorry folks, talking through the back of my neck as usual.  I was
confusing native support for wireless adapters with ethernet support.
Linux seems to have caught up with the wireless world lately and I
have rarely had problems with ethernet except, as said, at install
time.  The install network failure affects wireless also.

The fact that network connection succeeds on subsequent boots implies
that the necessary drivers/modules are already available on the
installation disk.

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