Fedora 14 install

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 11 16:05:09 UTC 2010


On Thu, 2010-11-11 at 01:27 -0500, Ian Goldstein wrote:
> Hello,
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> I am having problems installing Fedora 14.
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> I am reasonably new to Linux and decided to start running Linux on my
> home PC.  It was a great learning experience working with Windows 7
> Boot manager.
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> When I installed Fedora, I was asked to select some software.  Each
> option I selected indicated a network connection was required.  I
> assume that was to use YUM to install updated packages.
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> Anyway, I  had no network connection.  I use a Wireless Linksys
> WMP300N.  This uses the Broadcom BCM4321 chip set ( as seen from lspci
> -nn).
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This is a catch 22. The installation script is not able to create a
wireless network connection. It is better to do the install with plug-in
connection. Then go to wireless after you install. Otherwise don't
select software until you have a minimum system installed. Another
approach is to do the initial install using a F14 Live CD.

If someone knows how to install a DVD using wireless I would be
interested in hearing about it,
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> Some threads I have read indicated that the 4321 chip set was
> supported under the Kernel, but I do not see evidence of this.  I have
> also read threads that suggested I install the Broadcom-wl rpm which
> was available on Fedora’s web site.   I searched the ISO media I
> burned and the web site but did not find anything.
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> I have also scanned the Fedora14 install doc.  The doc does not seem
> to  describe what I saw during the install.
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> I would appreciate if somebody can point me to a starting place to get
> this sorted out.  
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> The install I did do was very minimalistic.  It did not install GCC.
> I see that on the media but it has many dependencies.  I would love to
> use yum to install everything I need, but I need a network to do it.
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> Thank you in advance.
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