I'm a Windows 10 user atm but the time has come to leave it behind (as it starting to get more and more annoying) and install Linux.
I did some research and decided that Debian is what i would like to have.
I have tried Linux before (Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Mint) on my previous computers. However i always just tried them (meaning i always had dual boot), now I would like to remove Win completely.
I downloaded the Debian image (with Gnome) and used rufus to make a USB stick. I want to ensure that everything works before i install it
I had to do some tinkering with my Bios cuz it refused to boot from it. After reading some posts here, i disabled fastboot and secure boot, and finally managed to get it to boot. So i chose to TRY it. After boot the only hardware not working is my WiFi network USB stick (ASUS USB-AC56 802.11ac), and my graphic card (Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070).
Booted back to Windows and did some searching. Found out my WiFi card has RTL8812AU Realtech chip. Found the driver and downloaded it from https://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_USB-AC56.
Also found out that my graphics card can be installed later by doing the following commands in terminal
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-367
My question is. Can i try Debian from a USB stick and install WiFi drivers? If yes, how do i do that?
I'm sorry for the long post but i need to inform you guys that i'm not that familiar with Linux thus i would need the instruction as basic as possible.
I have tried to boot from an Ubuntu 16.10 USB stick hoping that it already had my WiFi drivers and make it work. It didn't. And the mouse cursor was just staying put on the top left corner. The Graphic card did work though which was encouraging.
Atm i created a Debian USB again and i placed the WiFi driver rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux_v4.2.2_7502.20130517_addl_IDs_added.tar.bz2 on it on a map called temp.
Any help with this would be appreciated.
I understand if this cannot be done on a USB stick and that i would simply have to install Debian and install the driver afterwards. And if that's the case please help me how to do just that (install a driver from a specific location).
Thank you in advance