Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215367
wireless install fails
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:48 EST
I have an IBM T40 with a Cisco AIRONET wireless card.
I tried to install anaconda. I selected an HTTP install. For my network
device, I chose the 'AIRONET Wireless Communications Cisco Aironet Wireless 802.11b'
I'm then presented with a screen for 'Wireless Settings'. The first field is
for ESSID. Its already filled in with the current contents:
The cursor is under the first '<'. Also, the pre-filled in text extends beyond
the window and into the blue part of the screen.
Hitting backspace in this field does nothing and trying to input data causes a beep.
As I'm unable to set the ESSID, I'm unable to continue with the install.
You can probably workaround this by booting with 'essid=foo' on the kernel
The fix is that we should probably initialize things better in
I see the same issue here.
<ctrl>-U clears the ESSID field in the dialogue and allows me to enter my own
but then it appears not to connect to the network (still investigating but at
least DHCP does not work).
Booting installer with "linux essid=foo" did nothing for me - the wireless
settings dialogue still showed the ami3333 text reported.
Unitialized structures lead to pain and suffering. Committed to devel branch.
And see, what I meant to say was _uninitialized_.
*** Bug 221415 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***