Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10738
RFE:Allow passing options to pcmcia in expert mode
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:31:15 EDT
When I try doing a bootnet install, my Twinhead laptop freezes when it
gets to the first step after typing "text" into the initial screen.
This problem is related to the memory address of the intel i82365 pcmcia
controller. The problem has existed on this laptop (and others of the same
type) since version 6.0.
I got around this problem in version 6.1's installer by not doing a net
install. I Installed from the CD-ROM and then changed the pcmcia.opts file
before letting the machine reboot.
Changing pcmcia.opts to the following values will allow the system to boot.
I'd like to be able to complete the bootnet install. One way to get around
this problem would be to allow us to set these parameters while were
installing, before the machine tries to initialize the PC Card controller.
Another way, and probably the best way to fix this problem, is to find a
way to make the probe (which is what is freezing, because its probing the
wrong address) give up after some time and try other probable and common
I have forwarded this report to a developer for further action.
Our UI is frozen, but this does need resolving.
Have you been able to reproduce this problem with 7.1 or 7.0?
Closing due to lack of activity