The USB WLAN stick I'm trying to use on my linux box is not working properly (tried various distros... none work). Unfortunately some of the install instructions require Wine and cabextract. So I tried to figure out how to install those without an internet connection. Gdebi seems to be the way, but then how do you install that without an internet connection?
After a lot of frustration, I figured I'd go watch a movie. Of course I didn't have the codec and media player offered to look for one on the internet. Doh. Looked around on google, but even installing codecs without an internet connection seems to be non-trivial.
So I'm wondering, are there any resources out there that make it easy to handle linux without an internet connection? Are there any distros that make it easier?