Bug 174342 - Early installer crash if PCMCIA card inserted
Summary: Early installer crash if PCMCIA card inserted
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 174038 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-11-28 10:41 UTC by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: fc5t2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-01-18 15:50:53 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Ville Skyttä 2005-11-28 10:41:30 UTC
Note: this may be related to bug 174341 (see also that bug for hardware info).

The FC5test1 installer crashes very early if I have my Compaq WL110 PCMCIA WLAN
card inserted.  The last message shown is "Loading ohci1394 driver...", then
"install exited abnormally -- received signal 11".

Last three lines in VT3:
probing for firewire scsi devices
modules to insert pcmcia_core yenta_socket pcmcia
load module set done

Last three lines in VT4:
<7> ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[...]
<6> cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean
<6> cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean

--- offtopic:
I had hard time getting this card to work in FC5test1, whereas it worked easily
with FC4.  For example, both hostap_cs and orinoco_cs were loaded for the card,
and I could never get it to work before doing all of the config manually using
orinoco_cs as it was in FC4 and blacklisting hostap_cs in /etc/modprobe.conf. 
Is this worth reporting separately against some component?

Comment 1 Alexandre Oliva 2005-11-30 16:40:12 UTC
Identical crash with a wired pcmcia network card, an old 3COM 10/100 card
controlled by 3c574_cs, so this is not related with wireless.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-12-01 03:39:18 UTC
*** Bug 174038 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Ryan Ordway 2005-12-01 18:06:01 UTC
Would my Mini-PCI wireless card really fall into the PCMCIA category? My Dell
laptop is exhibiting this same behavior with no PCMCIA cards inserted, but the
internal Mini-PCI wireless card is activated. It worked just fine with FC4, but
the FC5t1 installer dies exactly as described in Bug 174038. 

Comment 4 Ryan Ordway 2005-12-01 18:13:53 UTC
Sure enough, disabling the Mini-PCI wireless card in the BIOS kept the installer
from crashing. So far I'm up to package selection with no problems, other than
the lack of wireless support.

Comment 5 Jack Neely 2005-12-21 02:56:10 UTC
Also confirmed with an Orinoco mini-pci card.  This card acts as a pcmcia card.

Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2006-01-17 18:49:58 UTC
Please try again with test 2, as some kudzu and loader fixes have gone in
relating to PCMCIA segmentation faults in anaconda.

Comment 7 Bernd Bartmann 2006-01-17 20:11:59 UTC
Fixed for me on FC5T2.

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