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July 11th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Hello to all!
I can't install the minimal ubuntu cd because I have no wire conection!
Have a wireless conection from a HSPA usb stick Huawie E-220, adsl provider Vodafone PT.

Can anyone help?

July 11th, 2009, 08:32 AM
use the alternate installer.

Crafty Kisses
July 11th, 2009, 08:33 AM
I'm not sure what you're asking. Is it because you're in the CLI environment and you're not sure on what commands to run to connect to wireless via the CLI? Well you can search for wireless networks by running:

iwlist scan
Then you can actually connect to the wireless network by running the following:

iwconfig wlan0 essid *youressid*

July 11th, 2009, 08:50 AM
iwlist not found! it seems that wasn't a built-in.

I'm using the shell ash of the cli


July 11th, 2009, 09:02 AM
You will need to:

sudo apt-get install wireless-tools libiw29

If you cannot install, you'll have to download them and move them to your minimal ubuntu via another method.


To install those debs once on your system, cd to the directory, then run:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb


July 11th, 2009, 09:30 AM
it's not that kind of wireless. he needs to use something like wvdial.

July 11th, 2009, 11:48 AM
And I need before the installation. There's no apt on the minimal cd.

How do I put it?

July 11th, 2009, 08:22 PM
the minimal install is really made for a wired connection, so you can install from the internet.
in your situation you should use the alternate installer, it can install a full base install without internet, once you have the base installed you can grab the wvdial.deb install it with dpkg -i , then you can setup your connection, then you can apt-get what ever else you need.