Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465508
add iwlagn driver module to installation images?
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:29:46 EST
Description of problem:
I am not sure what component gets this report... it is about selecting the right kernel modules to include in installer images. Please reassign if there is a different component responsible for kernel builds for installation.
On new Intel Montevina-based laptops such as Thinkpad X200, the ethernet is disabled due to the e1000e bug that affects safety of the firmware. These laptops often also have newer Intel 5100AGN or 5300AGN wireless NICs, but the iwlagn driver is not available in the installer. I have seen the driver in previous rawhide installs, and it works, so it would be nice to include it and allow some network-based installation on such laptops affected by the e1000e bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora 10-Beta kernel, initrd.img, and provide install.img path
2. Step through installation
3. Get stuck where installer wants a network interface
There is no listing for iwlagn in the available driver list.
Wireless is automatically detected, or at least the iwlagn driver is on the long list of drivers to be chosen manually.
Okay I have added the firmware to the install images, but I don't see the module in the latest kernel package so we need to make sure it's getting built. Reassigning to kernel for that portion.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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