Bug 127386 - Will not install off PCMCIA IDE CD-ROM
Will not install off PCMCIA IDE CD-ROM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-07-07 11:04 EDT by Michael Soulier
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-07 11:54:39 EDT
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Description Michael Soulier 2004-07-07 11:04:58 EDT
For Fedora Core 1 and Debian, I install on my Sony VAIO PCG-SR33
notebook, which has a PCMCIA IDE CD-ROM, with the following argument
given to the kernel at boot time.


This is right from the kernel bootprompt howto, and it works fine.
Mind you, with RedHat 8.0, it autodetected my CD-ROM, loaded the
PCMCIA drivers, and it "just worked". Still, I could use this hack
with FC1. 

Now, in FC2, this doesn't work. Anaconda claims that it can't find a
driver for the CD-ROM install method, and the list of drivers doesn't
seem to include anything I can use. So, I can't install FC2, it would
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-07-07 11:54:39 EDT
From the release notes...

     o Some Sony VAIO(R) notebook systems may experience problems
installing Fedora Core from CD-ROM. If this happens, restart the
installation process and add the following option to the boot command
        pci=off ide1=0x180,0x386
       This option allows the installation to proceed normally; any
devices not detected due to the use of this option will be configured
the first time Fedora Core is booted.

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