Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 817151
BCM4331 firmware missing from install DVD
Last modified: 2013-07-04 09:02:18 EDT
Created attachment 580863 [details]
Description of problem: Booting Fedora-17-Final.TC1-x86_64-DVD.iso from DVD on Apple Macintosh Macmini5,1 [the current model] complains of missing firmware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora-17-Final.TC1-x86_64-DVD.iso from DVD on Apple Macintosh Macmini5,1
2. Switch to VT2 and examine /tmp/syslog
ERR kernel:[ 37.293616] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode29_mimo.fw" not found
ERR kernel:[ 37.295017] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode29_mimo.fw" not found
ERR kernel:[ 37.295021] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
Expected results: no complaints
Created attachment 580864 [details]
lspci; lspci -vvn
Is b43/ or b43-open/ present in /lib/firmware or /run/initramfs/lib/firmware?
No, neither b43/ nor b43-open/ are present on the installer media.
# mount -o ro,loop Fedora-17-Final.TC2-x86_64-DVD.iso /mnt/tmp1
# cd /mnt/tmp1/images/pxeboot
# xz -d <initrd.img | cpio --list | grep b43
# ### note empty output from grep: no lines containing "b43"
[I used the explicit xz|cpio because the most-handy lsinitrd was from Fedora 14, where lsinitrd does not understand xz. On a newer system I could have used:
"lsinitrd initrd.img | grep b43" ]
Ah. b43-openfwwf is the only firmware package that isn't named "*-firmware".
Adding it to the lorax install template should fix this.
lorax-17.17-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing lorax-17.17-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
lorax-17.17-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.