Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125571
Lack of Firewire Drive Support on Boot
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:06:52 EST
Description of problem:
I recently built Fedora Core 2 on a Sony VAIO laptop. Like many
laptops, the machine uses a IEE1394-based hot-swappable CD/DVD
drive. The Fedora installation CDs do not support the firewire-based
drive on boot from CD. To work around the problem, I was able to
find a custom bootdisk.iso (from someone having the same problem) to
begin the installation with ohci1394 and sbp2 support. In the midst
of the installation, I flipped to the console and copied the
appropriate drivers and created the necessary symbolic links to
ensure the firewire drive support was built-in, and would load during
boot. This was an exceptionally tedious process which took many
attempts to get right. To encourage the use of Fedora (which is
great) on this type of laptop configuration (which is common), I
believe the firewire drive support should be supported as part of the
initial boot from install CDs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 2
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert bootable Fedora CD 1 into firewire-based bootable cdrom
Actual Results: System fails to recognize cdrom drive.
Expected Results: System should recognize firewire-based drive on
anaconda just uses what's available in the kernel. Unfortunately,
firewire was not in stable shape when FC2 shipped.
So, will this problem be corrected in the next release?
Thats the plan. The current FC2 errata kernel enabled firewire