Can't boot F12 x86_64 live with Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG
I am at a loss of what's wrong with my old laptop. Since the bundled Atheros wifi card used to drop connections recently I decided to replace it with another WIFI card (and thus fix the laptop once and for all), so I got an Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG chip, problem is, the system does not work as expected. I'll summarize the facts:
- The IPW2200BG works very well under Windows (XP and Vista) once drivers are installed.
- Debian Lenny can be installed but when I install the drivers for the card, it won't boot anymore UNLESS I remove the card.
- Ubuntu 9.04 manages to work on the machine and fully recognizes the card.
- Inspired by the previous point, tried Fedora 12 x86_64: the liveCD didn't even boot.
- When the IPW2200BG works it has pretty good signal and is stable.
What could be happening here? Is there some nasty fact about IPW2200BG compatibility with Linux?
I tried booting F12 with the usual parameters (noapic, nolapic, nomodeset) to no avail, in fact the thing does not even get past udev!
For the time being (and for the sake of having some *nix in the laptop) I am installing the aforementioned Ubuntu, but I really look forward to find a solution for this because I want Fedora in that machine and I'd hate to be stuck with *buntu.
Notebook: Acer Aspire 5536-5112.
AMD Athlon X2 QL64 @ 2.1GHz, 4GB DDR2 PC2-5300, ATI Radeon HD3200 (256MB), 250GB Toshiba HDD, HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20N
Fedora 16 x86_64
Netbook: Acer Aspire One A150
Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz, 1.5 GB DDR2 PC2-4200, Intel Graphics (8MB?), 160GB Seagate HDD
Fedora 15 i686