[Mageia-discuss] How to solve this problem?

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Nov 9 13:10:32 CET 2011

Am 08.11.2011 22:57, schrieb Frank Griffin:
> On 11/08/2011 04:33 PM, Thomas Backlund wrote:
>> Frank Griffin skrev 8.11.2011 23:12:
>>> On 11/08/2011 12:53 PM, Thomas Backlund wrote:
>>>> NO.
>>>> We wont bloat the boot.iso.
>>> Uh, why ?  What possible downside does a larger boot.iso have ?
>> Because it's designed to be as small as possible, only containing
>> enough to get a network install going.
> That's the whole point.  You *can't* get a network install going without a 
> wired NIC.
>> With all the stuff needed to do what you want, _thats_ what the
>> dual iso is built for (or livecds for that matter).
> I have no experience with the dual ISO, but are you saying that it will allow 
> a network install via wireless, supporting all of the wireless NICs that an 
> iinstalled system supports ?
What would be interesting, is what additional packages/changes
would be needed to at least support those wireless NICs which
are directly supported by the kernel without firmware.
Wouldn't this only need the addition of the following:
libiw, wireless-tools, wpa_supplicant

Or would this imply bigger changes to the code generating the boot.iso?

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