Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 373611
network install fails with airo wireless
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Network install not possible with airo wireless. Returns immediately to the
install media selection screen when http or ftp are selected. The console log
indicates that Anaconda is not recognising the airo device as a network device.
Excerpt from console log:
INFO - modules to insert airo XXX YYY
INFO - loaded airo from modules/modules.cgz
INFO - inserted /tmp/airo.ko
INFO - need to set up networking
INFO - going to pick interface
CRITICAL - no network device in chooseNetworkInterface
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot F8 boot.iso CD on PC with PCI airo wireless NIC
2. choose install or upgrade
3. follow to the install media selection screen and choose http or ftp
Returns to install media selection screen immediately
Network install continues using airo network device
Not tried on machines with other network cards yet (wireless or wired) - will
try that next
By default we skip wireless devices -- does it work if you add 'allowwireless'
to the kernel parameters?
Passing 'allowwireless' worked - Anaconda accepts HTTP media type selection and
goes on to request wireless network details.
Apologies - I should have found that myself in docs or code.
Wireless network is then not working for me but that is another story and I
expect a local issue :-)