Bug 104687 - Vaio PCMCIA installer fails on old sony cd
Vaio PCMCIA installer fails on old sony cd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-09-19 00:41 EDT by Christopher Seaman
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-10 20:03:27 EST
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Description Christopher Seaman 2003-09-19 00:41:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
Using an (admittedly old) Vaio r505zx the installer fails to recognize the 
PCMCIA sony cdrom.  This problem persists even when using 
the 'ide2=0x180,0x386 cdrom=hde', 'nopcmcia', and 'noprobe' options in various 

after these steps you get stuck in the can't find device, do you need to load 
a driver messages

install worked with RH9 (running now)

workaround would probably be to run a net install, but that seems a bit 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.get an old vaio
2.use the (matchingly old) sony pcmcia cdrom (pcga-cd5) to install
3.no go.

Actual Results:  stuck in the need to load a driver text messages

Expected Results:  graphical install process

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2003-09-19 06:59:05 EDT
in addition to 'ide2=0x180,0x386' you also need 'pci=off' as noted in the
release notes.  It would be nice to get this fixed properly at some point, so we
get back to previous behaviour.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-11-19 21:02:51 EST
how do current releases behave ?
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-01-10 20:03:27 EST
closing due to inactivity.

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