[Mageia-discuss] What network interfaces are supposed to be supported by boot.iso?

Thomas Backlund tmb at mageia.org
Tue Apr 17 22:47:18 CEST 2012

17.04.2012 22:40, Morgan Leijström skrev:
> tisdagen den 17 april 2012 10.49.12 skrev  Morgan Leijström:
>> måndagen den 16 april 2012 21.42.00 skrev  Thomas Backlund:
>>> 16.04.2012 22:24, Florian Hubold skrev:
>>>> Am 16.04.2012 11:01, schrieb Thomas Backlund:
>>>>> 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 ?
>>> not much for now, the iwl packages I have added is in order to test what
>>> can be done... but that is still wip....
>>> But it  also carries kernel-firmware-nonfree wich is needed for some
>>> disc controllers and even wired lan cards and so on...
>> Is it supposed to support PC-cards?
>> I got the feeling my PC card did not get powered/initialised, as not even
>> the LED showing cable connection lit up.
> Now I remeber i did take a photo of the message when it gives up.
> I type it here:
>   No NET device found.

>   Hint: If you're using a Laptop, note that
>   PCMCIA Network adapters are now supported
>   either with 'pcmcia.img' or 'network.img'.
>   please try both these bootdisks.
>                            [OK]

Heh, thats old code/warning/info that should be removed...

> Not finding these images i suppose this message should be updated to refer to 
> all.img and/or boot-nonfree.iso?

file a BR, attach output of dmesg and lspcidrake -v


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