wifi availablity delayed in installer

Bug #1669861 reported by Dustin Krysak
This bug affects 1 person
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

# Details

* Fresh install of Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 (Beta 1)
* Macbook Air (mid-2013)
* Does not crash, and I have a workaround
* Installed in UEFI
* single boot without any additional UEFI loaders, etc.
* wifi driver provided by "bcmwl-kernel-source."

# Steps to Produce

* Boot off of a USB with the ISO image by pressing and holding "Option" at boot.
* Start the installer and proceed until you get to the screen where you select the options to "Download updates while installing Ubuntu" and "Install third-party software for graphics and WiFi hardware..."
* Select the option for hardware only (as I do not yet have an internet connection). Proceed.
* Drivers install. Then I press "back".
* I can then select "Download updates while installing ubuntu" and proceed again with that option.

# Issue

I think this is more so just an "order of operations" issue. Might it make more sense for the installer to move the "Download updates while installing Ubuntu" option into its own step in the wizard after the wifi drivers might be potentially installed? Then the internet connection is available to allow the downloads to be both selected and processed with an internet connection (since it is a dependency).

I cannot attach the log files as this is primary computer and had to get it running - so I came back to this bug. If needed, I am willing to blow away my system and reload to assist.

Thank you.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-9.11-generic 4.10.0
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-9-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Budgie:GNOME
Date: Fri Mar 3 09:43:00 2017
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-budgie.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash ---
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-03-03 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Budgie 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Alpha amd64 (20170219)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Dustin Krysak (bashfulrobot) wrote :
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