Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23820
loopback ? [was: PCMCIA disk images not initializing nic ]
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:39 EDT
Dell Latitude C600 & Inspiron 4000
3Com 3C575 PCMCIA NIC
Made disk images of the pcmcia & the pcmciaDD disk images & attempted NFS
install. After reading the 2nd driver disk, card manager gave its
appropriate beeps, but the card did not get initialized & the only install
option was to install from the hard drive.
Re-assigning to Michael Johnson
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Beta-3
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 22610 ***
I'm not sure this is a duplicate of 22610 as pcmcia would not work even during
the install. In addition, this is still failing in Beta3. It does not give
the beep now or seem to try & start the card services. The only option to
install is from local hdd.
This defect is now considered MUST-FIX for Florence Release-Candidate #1
Found the obvious bug (99% sure that this bug will fix it, but I don't have a
3c575 here), fix will be in the next kernel build.
We have new boot images available which should fix these? Can someone at Dell
test images if we make them avaialble?
Please look at http://people.redhat.com/ewt/.dell/
You'll find a pcmcia.img and a pcmciadd.img that should work with this card.
Using the new pcmcia disk images, the cards are now getting initialized, but
all systems are hanging during network installs.
they start to install and hang during package installation? where does it hang?
Correct. They hang during package installation.
Can you switch to VC 4 and see any kernel messages?
Negative. All keyboard control is gone.
assigning to Arjan
We need to get kernel messages from before the machine hangs.
Start package installation and then quickly, before it hangs,
go to VC4 and leave it there and see what comes up on the
This is also a *completely* separate bug and should be filed
as such to help us track bugs better, FYI.
If this is still happening with wolverine, please provide the
information we have asked for. Otherwise, let's close it.
Fixed in Wolverine!