This page is dedicated to solve problems with computer with dual booting, with Linux unconnected.
It'ss special centered in the problem of:
- A newbie person to Debian, with dual booting computer.
- The telecommunications operator doesn´t initially offer support for Linux.
- They install and run the drivers for the USB módem in Windows.
They can download the drivers for GNU/Linux from Windows, using the web (VodafoneMobileConnectCardDriverForLinux).
There are a lot of dependencies' troubles and need to install 10 *.deb packages (see the dependencies in the cited page about the driver).
- The user cannot connect to the Internet using GNU/Linux to apt-get.
Remember that the Internet connection is vital for a computer. Once restablished the access, the user can apt-get all other needed files.
- Question: Which is the easier and quicklier way to download and install the packages ?.
Answer : you can use AptZip
- Question: Is there any utility written for Windows that can perform this ?
Answer: you can use Cygwin an execute the fetch script created by apt-zip to download all the packages. Later you can install the packages in your Debian system.
- Question: can one find a better solution ?
- Answer: Improve DebianInstaller/Loader.