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I need to be able to log in to my dorm's internet connection using a web browser. Without doing so, I have no internet connection, and can therefore not install Arch Linux or any packages or what have you.

I have the exact same issue on both a bootable flash drive and in VirtualBox. I know it's possible to get a command line web browser, but I have no idea how I could get that running without even having Arch installed in the first place. Does anyone know how to get a command-line browser or have any otherwise creative ideas?

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If you already have another Linux distro installed, I think the following article from the Arch wiki is what you want:

Install from Existing Linux

You can use your existing Linux to connect to the Internet graphically and then follow the article.

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Recent Arch Linux images include the elinks browser, which even has basic JavaScript support.

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