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bug#36753: The GUI installer throws an error

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#36753: The GUI installer throws an error
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:54:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)


Jan <address@hidden> skribis:

>> That you were able to continue without networking looks like a bug.
>> However, I just tried, and when networking is unavailable, I get the
>> “Connection error” box that only allows me to go back to the “Checking
>> connectivity” dialog; there’s no way to skip that AFAICS.
> Okay, I now know what *probably* have happened. My proprietary
> motherboard - MSI PC Mate B350 tricked me - after updating the firmware
> and enabling the "UEFI mode" instead of "UEFI or legacy BIOS" I got a
> higher resolution and network started to work normally. Before enabling
> it, the GUI installer couldn't find network connection itself, so I had
> to manually configure network connection by using ifconfig and dhclient,
> then I just followed the GUI installer, and it somehow let me continue
> with or without networking. 
> Tried switching back to BIOS mode, but I can't reproduce the bug
> anymore. None of this happens on my librebooted machine, tried hard to
> break the installation :). Guess that's it, thanks for your time. I'm
> probably going to sell this nonfree machine anyway.

OK, thanks for explaining; closing the bug.


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