Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104666
Installer hangs when it tryes to detect PCMCIA card bus on laptop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
Boot from CD works. It goes into the installer and when it starts detecting
the PCMCIA card bus (i say card bus because there are no cards in the slot) it
doesn't get any further. I've also tried using the no auto detect option in
the installer, and it gives me the same problem. I am tring to install this on
a New (as of Augest, 2003) laptop. Info on System Components in 'Additional
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from RH Linux Install CD 1.
2. Run annaconda in any mode.
3. Wait untill it tries to detect the PCMCIA Bus.
I baught this laptop through American Computech, Inc. but they keep sending me
to www.uniwill.com for accesories, drivers, and such. At that website, it
looks like model 'N251C2'. It has an AMD Athlon XP Mobile 2500+ CPU, 2x 256Mb
DDR333 PC2700 SODIMM RAM, 30Gb EIDE Hard Drive (10Gb left for Linux, Win2K
**One odd thing I noticed in Win2K: When I have a PC card in the one slot
available, it reads it at 'CardBus Slot 4' rather than 0. This could indicate
that the computer has other stuff attached to the PCMCIA Card Bus, but I
wouldn't know how, why, or what.
I would recommend downloading and trying the Red Hat Linux 9 release which is
You changed the status to NEEDINFO, does that mean that you want me to add some
sort of info from me?
Sorry - yes what would help is if you could try out Red Hat Linux 9 and see if
it helps. It should have better support for newer hardware.
After time taken for downloading and burning the Red Hat 9 CD's, and me being
lazy (sorry), I have successfully installed and used Red Hat 9. I still wonder
why 8 wouldn't work, but problem solved.