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Behind a RADIUS portal

Archboot has elinks on images. Tpowa (talk) 19:51, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

By Tyzoid [1]. Maybe this could be added to the main article, if the archboot ISO does in fact not include a browser. It may be better suited for WPA2 Enterprise, however. -- Alad (talk) 03:31, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Since the archboot iso does not include a web browser (eg. lynx), wget can be used to function temporarily as a makeshift web browser to submit the form. Once you are connected to the network, enter this command:

# wget -qO- '' | less

Any website not using http(ssl) will work fine here, using xkcd is not required.

Next, search for a web form. The code around the web form will be the used to format the request to send to the server. Using less, search is started with a "/". Typing:


should reveal a section of code that looks similar to this:

<form name="login" method="post" action="">
   <input type="hidden" name="redir" value="">
   <input type="submit" id="submit" value="I Agree">

Here, the method used is post (from the method field on the form), the url to submit to is (from the action field on the form), and the fields needed to submit are called redir and submit (from the name and id fields of the input elements - id is used when name is absent).

Press "Q" to exit less. To submit this form, use the command

# wget -qO- --post-data="redir=" "" | less

Which should give a successful message (such as "redirecting you to"). From here, you should be able to connect to the internet to download packages required for the completion of the installation.

As a note, this was written in reference to the official ISO, not the archboot iso (I was mistaken on the name). Also, as Alad has pointed out, there is a web browser (elinks) on the main arch iso, which I had a difficult time finding through my searching. Perhaps a quick reference to elinks would be nice on the "connecting to the internet" secion on the beginner's guide would be warranted? Especially as a way to verify that the user has internet connectivity. Tyzoid (talk) 23:24, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
I agree, added with [2]. For Installation guide, Talk:Installation guide#Suggestions to update this guide as part of ISO is related. I can't verify if any browsers are available in Archboot. — Kynikos (talk) 10:28, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Archboot will have elinks included on 2021.10 images Tpowa (talk) 10:00, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

Should be archived

This project is effectively dead. Should be archived. —This unsigned comment is by Breul99 (talk) 04:40, 7 April 2018‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

This is not true, still alive in 2021 Tpowa (talk) 06:34, 29 September 2021 (UTC)