Hardware support on Fedora Server DVD

Simo Sorce ssorce at redhat.com
Fri Jun 12 15:10:00 UTC 2015


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Gallagher" <sgallagh at redhat.com>
> To: "Server SIG" <server at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 12, 2015 8:54:55 AM
> Subject: Hardware support on Fedora Server DVD
> 
> So yesterday a bug[1] showed up where someone installed Fedora Server
> on a laptop using the network install media over a WiFI connection and
> after startup did not have the proper packages to use WiFI in the
> installed system.
> 
> This was part of a conscious decision in the past that WiFI was not
> commonly present on server hardware. That being said, do we want to
> make it available as an optional comps group and include it on the DVD
> media? This will likely increase the size of the DVD (though probably
> not by much, since most of the required packages are already required
> by Anaconda). I'm leaning towards yes, but the alternative would be to
> somehow document the lack of WiFI out-of-the-box better.

"Home servers" may use wifi only (I have one such machine, but I installed
it on wired and then configured wifi).
So I would be in favor of adding wireless drivers to the image.

Simo.

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Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc. * New York


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