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Old 09-02-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
StevePleasants
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installed Ubuntu server from USB, now need to add package


Hello,

Welcome to my first post on this forum. Thank you for reading it.

I have a machine with no CD drive, so I made a USB install disk from the ISO of Ubuntu server 9.x. During install I declined to install any additional packages.

I need to install wvdial to get my network going. I need to either use the USB drive as the source for apt-get, or be able to navigate to the wvdial installer on the usb drive and install it.

I am on a server install with only command prompt.

Advice?

Thanks,

-Steve
 
Old 09-03-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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You have a package manager for Ubuntu. You can use it to install the packages you want.

Just fire

sudo apt-get install <package-name>

sudo apt-get install wvdial


If you are logging in as normal user it will ask for your password.
If you are already root then you can omit sudo.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 07:58 PM   #3
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apt source

Hello,

Thank you for responding.

Unfortunately, when I try to apt-get anything, the server tries to connect to the Internet and download packages. I am trying to install wvdial in order to get Internet access, so I am sort of stuck.

I need to be able to either point apt to the USB stick as a source, or manually navigate to the package on the USB stick and run the installer.

-Steve
 
Old 09-05-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
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well, you could either reinstall
OR
maybe you could boot up the usb again, apt-get the pkgs without installing them...

OR
go here
get the pkgs while running liveusb and transfer to your hd setup and install from there
http://packages.ubuntu.com/
 
Old 09-06-2009, 01:13 AM   #5
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Copy the iso to your HD
Then
Code:
sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop ubuntu_install.iso /cdrom
sudo apt-cdrom -m -d /cdrom add
Then
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wvdial

Last edited by repo; 09-06-2009 at 01:22 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 01:20 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by StevePleasants View Post
Hello,

Thank you for responding.

Unfortunately, when I try to apt-get anything, the server tries to connect to the Internet and download packages. I am trying to install wvdial in order to get Internet access, so I am sort of stuck.

I need to be able to either point apt to the USB stick as a source, or manually navigate to the package on the USB stick and run the installer.

-Steve
So your machine currently have no active internet connection.right?

Then either you need to connect through a LAN gateway or go to another system with an internet connection and browse http://packages.ubuntu.com and download the packages you need. Then copy it to a USB drive and install onto your machine
 
  


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