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#1 2019-09-18 13:31:02

Registered: 2019-09-18
Posts: 2

[SOLVED] Adding software to usb pre-installation

Hi all,

I'm not brand new to linux as I've been using Fedora for about 2 years, but I'm completely new to Arch.

While going through the installation process I discovered that there is no driver for my network card currently in support. My laptop is using Realtek model rtl8821ce doesn't appear to be on the list of supported cards. I did however find an ongoing project to support this. So I think at this point my options are either try using `ndiswrapper` or see if I can build this driver and install it.

The problem with this however is that these are not on my live usb and I obviously don't have internet access when booted into the usb to download them. So I'm wondering, are there any other options for adding this software?


Last edited by SpaceManJones (2019-09-25 13:43:15)


#2 2019-09-18 13:42:25

From: Pasadena, CA
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Re: [SOLVED] Adding software to usb pre-installation

An easier route might be to USB tether a smart phone for the purpose of the installation. 
When tethered, a phone shows up as a wired interface.  Just run dhcpcd once it is tethered and you should be good to go.

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#3 2019-09-18 15:26:01

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Re: [SOLVED] Adding software to usb pre-installation

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#4 2019-09-25 13:39:32

Registered: 2019-09-18
Posts: 2

Re: [SOLVED] Adding software to usb pre-installation

Thanks for the replies, and sorry for the delayed response.

Tethering my phone didn't prove necessary as I was able to connect to my network via ethernet and complete the installation. From there I was able to install a working driver.



#5 2019-09-25 13:40:12

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Re: [SOLVED] Adding software to usb pre-installation

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