Bug 10396 - PCMCIA boot disk won't offer network install options
Summary: PCMCIA boot disk won't offer network install options
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 7518
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
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Reported: 2000-03-28 18:42 UTC by mike
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-24 12:49:16 UTC

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Description mike 2000-03-28 18:42:20 UTC
The PCMCIA boot disk will start card services but then only offer "Local
CDROM" and "Hard Disk" install options. On this same laptop (WinBook XLi
with a Linksys PCMLM56) the 6.1 PCMCIA disk works (offers network install
options) so it isn't my hardware.

I've downloaded PCMCIA.img from 2 different mirror sites and loaded it onto
different floppies to eliminate any flukes.


Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-03-30 19:13:59 UTC
This means that the install isn't finding your pcmcia card. Is card services
being started properly (look on VC4 for log messages from cardmgr)

Comment 2 mike 2000-03-30 20:11:59 UTC
Complete error messages in VC4 scroll by too quickly to get everything, but it
looks like card services isn't starting correctly:

cardmgr [14]: fopen(stabfile) failed: No such file or directory
cardmgr [14]: initializing socket 0
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
cardmgr [14]: socket 0: Linksys EtherFast LANModem 56K
cardmgr [14]: executting: 'modprobe net/8390.o'
cardmgr [14]: executting: 'modprobe pcnet_cs.o'
cardmgr [14]: executting: 'modprobe serial_cs.o'
eth0: pcnet_reset_8390() did not complete
pcnet_cs: unable to read hardware net address
cardmgr [14]: get dev info on socket 0 failed: No such device
cardmgr [14]: fopen(stabfile) failed: No such file or directory
cardmgr [14]: exiting

As you can see from my original notes, the 6.1 pcmcia disk works fine. Did
anything in the 6.2 pcmcia image change from 6.1?


Comment 3 mike 2000-03-31 17:45:59 UTC
It works with my Sony Vaio PCG505SX, same Linksys PCMLM56 card, although many of
the same error messages were found in VT4 as well. The question still remains as
to why the Winbook card services work with the 6.1 disk and not the 6.2.

Is there a way to log the messages in VT4 so the complete list of errors can be

Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-04-24 12:49:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7518 ***

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