[Mageia-discuss] What network interfaces are supposed to be supported by boot.iso?
doktor5000 at arcor.de
Mon Apr 16 21:24:01 CEST 2012
Am 16.04.2012 11:01, schrieb Thomas Backlund:
> Morgan Leijström skrev 16.4.2012 09:44:
>> söndagen den 15 april 2012 16.04.24 skrev Sander Lepik:
>>> 15.04.2012 13:58, Morgan Leijström kirjutas:
>>>> I have a laptop with toast ethernet NIC.
>>>> A couple weeks ago i tried booting network install boot.iso and use intel
>>>> 2200BG interface, but i think it it looks like one file was missing.
>>> Did you try boot-nonfree.iso? It should contain nonfree firmware and
>>> drivers for such cases.
>> Yes, and i saw no difference at all; both interfaces fail.
> Trouble for most (if not almost all) wireless usage is that we would need to
> know how to find and connect to the wireless AP and enter passwords etc, and
> this falls out of scope of boot.iso as it needs network access to download
> stage2 installer where this could be done.
Uhmm, maybe i didn't understand something, but what
would be the point then to have some wireless firmwares
in boot-nonfree.iso ?
> boot*.iso is supposed to stay small for local lan installs.
> If we start adding more code to boot*.iso, it becomes the same as dual &
> livecds. what could/should be done is to add possibility to load nonfree
> firmware from additional local media to stage1
>> Possibly it do not even power up the PC-card as leds never lit up to confirm
>> the connection to router, but if i plug it in a working system it lits up.
>> So i guess that makes for two bugs?
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