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.


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

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