Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146282
typhoon module missing from boot media
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
Description of problem:
Cannot perform an "out of the box" network install on machines with 3Com990FX
network adapters, which are supported by the "typhoon" module. I have a network
full of these machines, and unfortunately I have to install a different card,
such as a 3c59x-based card, to do an install. The typhoon-based card can be
replaced in the machine before first boot and then works as expected.
The typhoon module is missing from both the boot.iso and diskboot.img media
images that are built by anaconda. Is there a rationale that controls which
modules are included in these images? If so, does that rationale preclude the
typhoon module from inclusion on the standard boot media?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3 to machine with typhoon-based network card.
Network card is not found and network based installation cannot proceed without
driver diskette or replacing card.
Card is supported fine by an *installed* FC3 system, and should be supported by
anaconda at installation time.
I know how to rebuild anaconda and FC3 for my network, but would love to not
have to do this for FC4.
The module should be there. Is it included in the kernel package?
It is in the kernel package. It is not in the modules.cgz on the boot.iso image.
[pfrields@localhost ~]$ sudo mount -ro loop boot.iso /mnt/
[pfrields@localhost isolinux]$ gzip -dc /mnt/isolinux/initrd.img > /tmp/initrd
[pfrields@localhost isolinux]$ sudo umount /mnt
[pfrields@localhost ~]$ sudo mount -ro loop /tmp/initrd /mnt
[pfrields@localhost ~]$ gzip -dc /mnt/modules/modules.cgz | cpio -it | grep typhoon
I thought that in the mkimages-i386 script in anaconda there is a place where a
few extra network modules are called out for inclusion, but I'm not a Python
programmer and didn't take a lot of time to suss it out.
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
At least as of Rawhide today, typhoon is included on boot.iso. Closing
WORKSFORME since I'm not sure when this was fixed.