i have one problem. i want to install arch linux, but since i live in student home, the network is supervised and controlled with kerio control firewall/AAA. each time i want to access internet i need to enter the username and password before i can access to the first page, and the session itself ends automatically if there's no traffic for some period of time, i guess 15 or 30 minutes. is there a way to enter these credentials while in bash? if not, could i somehow share the internet via usb cable from my ipad so i can login there?
Fist of all... my condolences for having to live in such a backwards setup :-(
Have you tried loging in to the site with a cli browser, like elinks, links oder lynx? One of them is supposed to be installed on the install medium.
will try that, thank you oh well.. i can't complain about anything except the local network and internet service of the facility, which is really badly designed