Fedora Server on Meerkat

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Fedora 23 Server installs with only a couple minor tweaks onto a System76 Meerkat (meer1). I chose to install from the closest mirror, and installed the latest updates to get the 4.3.x kernel. I’m not sure this was necessary, but I wanted to make sure I had the latest kernel packages available. Install as normal, but before rebooting, switch to a TTY (ctrl + alt + f2).

# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# dnf update
# dnf install iwl7260-firmware NetworkManager-wifi wpa_supplicant

Then reboot.

For whatever reason NetworkManager has split its wifi bits into another package (NetworkManager-wifi) that isn’t installed in the default Fedora Server package set. Also, you need to install the right firmware microcode files for this particular Intel Wireless card.