Please correct me if I am wrong, but focus of Clear Linux is on the Cloud. In general,
servers provide functionalities/services. It is possible to build a cluster of servers on
commodity hardware (laptops/desktops/SBCs).
From a user experience perspective, OS installation fails due to no
Internet connectivity is a poor design, no matter Ethernet or WiFi. Users are not be able
to build a Private Cloud in an environment where connectivity to the Internet is
From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan(a)linux.intel.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:12 AM
To: Joel Chen; dev(a)lists.clearlinux.org
Subject: Re: [Clr-dev] Support bare metal installation without wired Ethernet port
On 7/26/2016 6:43 AM, Joel Chen wrote:
Dear Clear Linux Dev,
I was trying to install Clear Linux on a laptop with Wireless LAN but without a wired
Ethernet port. It could not get past the step of swupd during installation and failed.
Please improve Clear Linux setup so that wired Ethernet is not a requirement for bare
metal installation. Thank you.
thank you for your request. With the core focus of Clear Linux being on the server, the
wifi/laptop/desktop side of things
is unfortunately not quite as great as it should be. Several of us are keeping it running
and ok, but wifi in the installer
hasn't quite come up yet before. We'll figure out what we can do here.. it's
not the easiest of things
(wifi settings can be quite complex with all the different password/crypto schemes etc)