Bug 1188689 - Allow easy setting up wireless network when installing and upgrading
Allow easy setting up wireless network when installing and upgrading
Status: CONFIRMED
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Distribution
Classification: openSUSE
Component: Installation
Leap 15.4
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: P5 - None : Enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: YaST Team
Jiri Srain
https://trello.com/c/beyqUd7d/4551-si...
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Reported: 2021-07-25 13:08 UTC by Freek de Kruijf
Modified: 2021-10-11 16:17 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Freek de Kruijf 2021-07-25 13:08:51 UTC
When installing or upgrading from the DVD iso on a laptop, not connected by wire, there is no standard option to setup a wireless connection. The automatic network setup does not result in a network connection, when only WiFi is available.

There is a workaround to disrupt the installation/upgrading and using Settings to setup a wireless connection. After that it is not so obvious to return to the installation/upgrading process.

The advantage of having a network connection is that during installation/upgrading newer packages get downloaded from the update repositories. This is even more required when upgrading is used to repair an almost fully updated system, where newer packages get replaced by the packages from the iso image, which need to be updated afterwards.

It would be even more easy if the data for the network connection are read from an already existing system; the system to be upgraded.

I needed this to recover, after updating one system on a multi-boot computer, which left the other systems not bootable. The recovery was to use the iso to "upgrade" the non-bootable system.
Comment 1 Knut Alejandro Anderssen González 2021-07-26 08:06:52 UTC
(In reply to Freek de Kruijf from comment #0)
> When installing or upgrading from the DVD iso on a laptop, not connected by
> wire, there is no standard option to setup a wireless connection. The
> automatic network setup does not result in a network connection, when only
> WiFi is available.

If no network connection is detected the network dialog should be run and there you should be able to configure the wireless. If that is not the case then it probably is a bug, so, would be nice to have logs.

In the summary it should be also available but it is true that in case of wireless setup it is not very user friendly as it apply the changes and do not report any error in case it is not setup correctly.

We are aware of that and in fact we created a PBI in order to improve the wireless configuration experience specially during installation, and not just that but once wicked now support multiple wireless networks per interface we would like to support that too.


The wicked improvements were added by https://github.com/openSUSE/wicked/pull/872

And the PBI (internal only) which described some of the improvements is https://trello.com/c/beyqUd7d/4551-simplified-network-configuration-during-installation.

As this is somehow a feature I will create a feature request and will use this bug also as a reference. 

So, thanks a lot for reporting it.

> 
> There is a workaround to disrupt the installation/upgrading and using
> Settings to setup a wireless connection. After that it is not so obvious to
> return to the installation/upgrading process.
> 
> The advantage of having a network connection is that during
> installation/upgrading newer packages get downloaded from the update
> repositories. This is even more required when upgrading is used to repair an
> almost fully updated system, where newer packages get replaced by the
> packages from the iso image, which need to be updated afterwards.
> 
> It would be even more easy if the data for the network connection are read
> from an already existing system; the system to be upgraded.
> 
> I needed this to recover, after updating one system on a multi-boot
> computer, which left the other systems not bootable. The recovery was to use
> the iso to "upgrade" the non-bootable system.
Comment 2 Knut Alejandro Anderssen González 2021-07-27 08:21:27 UTC
(In reply to Freek de Kruijf from comment #0)
> When installing or upgrading from the DVD iso on a laptop, not connected by
> wire, there is no standard option to setup a wireless connection. The
> automatic network setup does not result in a network connection, when only
> WiFi is available.

Apparently the client to manually configure the network when it is not configured automatically is not part of the upgrade workflow in Leap.

Already mentioned in this PR https://github.com/yast/skelcd-control-openSUSE/pull/58#discussion_r76414434

So, apart of improving the wireless experience I will add this step to the Leap upgrade process.

> 
> There is a workaround to disrupt the installation/upgrading and using
> Settings to setup a wireless connection. After that it is not so obvious to
> return to the installation/upgrading process.
> 
> The advantage of having a network connection is that during
> installation/upgrading newer packages get downloaded from the update
> repositories. This is even more required when upgrading is used to repair an
> almost fully updated system, where newer packages get replaced by the
> packages from the iso image, which need to be updated afterwards.
> 
> It would be even more easy if the data for the network connection are read
> from an already existing system; the system to be upgraded.
> 
> I needed this to recover, after updating one system on a multi-boot
> computer, which left the other systems not bootable. The recovery was to use
> the iso to "upgrade" the non-bootable system.
Comment 3 OBSbugzilla Bot 2021-07-28 11:30:06 UTC
This is an autogenerated message for OBS integration:
This bug (1188689) was mentioned in
https://build.opensuse.org/request/show/908856 15.3 / skelcd-control-openSUSE
Comment 4 OBSbugzilla Bot 2021-10-07 14:40:18 UTC
This is an autogenerated message for OBS integration:
This bug (1188689) was mentioned in
https://build.opensuse.org/request/show/923736 15.3 / skelcd-control-openSUSE
Comment 5 Swamp Workflow Management 2021-10-11 16:17:07 UTC
openSUSE-RU-2021:1340-1: An update that has two recommended fixes can now be installed.

Category: recommended (moderate)
Bug References: 1186593,1188689
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Sources used:
openSUSE Leap 15.3 (src):    skelcd-control-openSUSE-15.3.6-lp153.2.5.1, skelcd-control-openSUSE-promo-15.3.6-lp153.2.5.1