Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480083
No 8139too or 8139cp modules on boot.iso: can't do network installs with KVM
Last modified: 2009-01-18 15:24:01 EST
It looks like boot.iso doesn't have all the network modules that the parent kernel RPM has. In particular, it seems like it doesn't have any drivers for a Realtek 8139 network card. Besides being popular in real life, this is what KVM and virt-manager emulate. This means that you can't use boot.iso to do a network install of Rawhide on a virt-manager guest.
I'm attempting to install Rawhide in a fully-virtualised machine using kvm and virt-manager. The host OS is a fully-updated Fedora 10. The guest OS boots, offers to check the media, enters X, displays the F10 splash screen, and then comes up with this error message:
Network Install Required
Your installation source is set to a network location, but no network devices were found on your system. To avoid a network installation, boot with the full DVD, full CD set, or do not pass a repo= parameter that specifies a network device.
The only option is "Exit Installer".
If I Ctrl-Alt-F2 to the shell, I get
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139
C+ (rev 20)
lsmod | grep 8139 returns nothing
If I cd to
there are 35(gzipped) modules directly in that directory, by my counting, and no 8139 modules. If I download the kernel RPM separately, there are 70 ungzipped modules directly in the same directory.
Both host and guest are (Intel) x86_64.
Version-Release number of selected components (if applicable):
boot.iso as of 14-Jan-2009 07:53
same here (since weeks)
no LAN Network offered during install in an KVM/native installation.
in native installation WLAN network is only offered as eth0, but without firmware for Prism54/p45. Feeding this firmware via usb stick was without success so far.
Today I see the above described message.
Yes, a lot of network drivers are missing right now. Jeremy just committed a fix for this earlier today, so they should show up in Rawhide once we do a new build of anaconda.
thx. I will stay tuned !
seems to be fixed, thx.
Thanks for verifying