Bug 465508 - add iwlagn driver module to installation images?
add iwlagn driver module to installation images?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-10-03 13:01 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:29 EST (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2008-10-03 13:01:14 EDT
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.

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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
Actual results:

There is no listing for iwlagn in the available driver list.

Expected results:

Wireless is automatically detected, or at least the iwlagn driver is on the long list of drivers to be chosen manually.

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Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-10-06 14:50:11 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:31:08 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:30:34 EST
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