Are there any ubuntu ISO's that you can boot with that already have make and/or gcc (or other c++ compilers) installed? I have successfully installed the ubuntu 18.04.2 version onto my XPS 7590, but the killer wifi card does not work. I researched ahead and knew this would be a problem and found the solution here: https://support.killernetworking.com/knowledge-base/killer-ax1650-in-debian-ubuntu-16-04/. Using this guide, I downloaded the suggested git repositories to a usb, but was disappointed to find that the ISO of ubuntu 18.04.2 did not include an install of make! When I got a GNU of make, I was frustrated when I found out it doesn't even include gcc! As far as I can tell it is extremely difficult to install these modules without internet - which I need the modules to be able to install the drivers to use my internet so... It's been a very frustrating catch 22. I honestly don't understand why such useful modules would not be included in the first place, but maybe that's my naivety.
You can make a list of the packages you need to install by running the following command:
apt-get --simulate install build-essential 2>&1 | grep "^ [a-z0-9]" | sed 's/^T.*$//g;s/ /\n/g' | tee packages.txt
A copy of this list will be in your
~/Downloads directory if you need it.
Then, you can go to a working computer and you can download each package on the list by using the following url (replacing "packagename" with the actual package):
Here is an example of the url to download
Just click on one of the listed mirrors to download.
Don't forget to also download
You will need to copy all of the downloaded packages (as root user) to the following directory:
Finally, you can run the following commands to install the packages:
sudo apt-get install build-essential