Hello all! (My first ever post on archlinux).
I have here in my hands a CD-R containing the latest version of archlinux (base). Before I take the plunge and install it, I want to know if I need a working internet connection for the initial install. I have migrated to arch from xubuntu because it had horrible conflictions with my hardware, namely my wireless router/USB receiver. I'm willing to make it work with arch, but was just wondering whether I should lug my PC in range of my modem and wire it (via RJ-45 ethernet cable) or if I would be 'okay' using my WLAN connection.
Thanks, and I look forward to learning with you all!
You do not need an internet connection to complete the BASE install. You will, however, require an internet connection aftwerwards to install DE, and other applications.
As a start, I would connect to the router via Ethernet Cable and once I have my PC working as I wanted it, look for ways and means to use the wireless card.
I would recommend that you follow the Archwiki Official Installation Guide (http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Off … tall_Guide) or this http://home.comcast.net/~pudges-place/a … page1.html
Welcome to ARCH!
Last edited by Preacher (2007-07-05 07:34:43)
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What driver does your USB wifi adapter use?