Bug 629

Summary: Redhat Installer won't detect PCMCIA PCGA-CD5 will boot cd, but won't be detected.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: andrew
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2CC: andrew
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Description andrew 1998-12-28 03:15:44 UTC
I purchased the Sony PCG-505F Notebook specifically for
Linux; only to find out that I'm not able to install it. As
an option there is the PCGA-CD5 (ATAPI CD-ROM). I've
purchased your boxset of Redhat Linux 5.2 and am able to
boot the installation CD. The problem is when I try to
install off of the CD it doesn't detect the PCGA-CD5. I've
tried the hard drive installation many times without
success.  I did as the manual said, but when I go into the
installation, whether CD-booted or autoboot.bat, it will
say there was an error in the "find of installation files"
or say that the Redhat Tree wasn't found.

Please help.

Thank You,

Andrew Stillwell ( Andrew@empowering.com )

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-28 20:41:59 UTC
I have not been able to find any technical information on the CDRON
drive for the SONY PCG-505. I believe the drive must be a proprietary
interface an require a special windows driver to access it.

Several options would be to borrow a network interface and install
from a server with a cdrom, borrow a  pcmcia cdrom, or copie the
install files to a windows partition on your hard drive and do a hard
drive install.

Hard drive installs have been an issue with 5.2 so we have released a
new boot.img and supp.img to alleviate this problem. You can fine them
at:

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/home/msw/images/