I have a Vaio Z600RE Notebook with USB-Floppy and a PCMCIA-CDROM.
I can boot the RedHat CD but the installer can't handle the PCMCIA CDROM.
I get a menu where I can select SCSI or 'other CDROM', but whatever I
select, an installation from my CDROM is not possible.
What media are you booting from?
I booted from the PCMCIA-CDROM, but after that the installer doesn't know how
to handle this drive.
Did you try booting from the pcmcia floppy disk? Booting from the CDROM will not
If I understand you right, your CD-ROM drive is controlled by a
PCMCIA card. What kind of card (brand, model number) is it? If
it was bundled with the drive, which drive is it?
Does this help when you boot?
Try booting with the command line (you dont type in 'boot:'):
boot: linux ide2=0x180, 0x386
The PCMCIA card is shipped with the notebook and the CDROM. It is labeled
CDROM interface card for PCGA-CD51, which is the name of the drive.
Booting with 'linux ide2=0x180, 0x386' prevented the 'ports already
in use' message which I saw this time. And I was able to boot and install
Closing has Karsten got it working.