Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 32638
unable to load pcmciadd.img on laptop with only an ls120
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:18 EDT
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The installer is unable to load the pcmciadd.img in a pcmcia install
because my laptop does not have a normal floppy drive, but rather only an
ls120. So the installer attempts to read from fd0 three times and fails
with "unable to mount..." The ls120 is properly detected however.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a laptop machine with only an ls120 that can serve as a boot drive
2. Boot the pcmcia.img image
3. Attempt to load the pcmciadd.img image
Actual Results: "Unable to mount image" (or similar)
Expected Results: It should have been able to mount the image, since the
disk was valid (tested on another linux machine). This is likely because
either fd0 isn't correctly accessing the ls120, or anaconda should try
reading from the ls120 if it detects one instead.
This is from a rawhide install, but I believe the problem also occurred
during a wolverine install as well (I can't be sure because there were
hardware issues with the dvd-rom/ls120 module on the laptop at the time
(since fixed)). Regardless, the bug does exist in rawhide.
I should add that this makes it impossible to create a boot disk as well.
Brent please investigate.
I've done extensive testing on LS-120 only systems, but they were all desktops.
I'll have to see if we have such a laptop in house to test...Putting the bug in
to NEEDINFO state until I can find a laptop.
I talked to the guys in the test lab, and we don't have a laptop with an LS120
drive, so I don't really have a way to reproduce this and try to fix it. This
may get deferred to a future release.
Fixed in Roswell, the beta for the next release of Red Hat Linux