Bug 3434 - pcmcia install not possible on IBM thinkpad 310E
pcmcia install not possible on IBM thinkpad 310E
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-13 11:05 EDT by torben
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-15 15:05:33 EDT
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Description torben 1999-06-13 11:05:20 EDT
Redhat-6.0 fails to detect pcmcia on a thinkpad 310E laptop,
so installing/upgrading is impossible. Even in expert mode,
there is no way to force loading of the pcmcia modules.

linux/pcmcia-cs has no trouble detecting the pcmcia slots,
so it must be a flaw in the red hat installer.

Non-redhat can be installed with no problem:
# cat /proc/pci
  Bus  0, device   4, function  0:
    CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 1).
      Medium devsel.  Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min
Gnt=192.Max Lat=7.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-07-07 17:35:59 EDT
Does the installer still fail to detect the pcmcia bridge if you have
Cardbus support disabled?

You can disable it by going into the BIOS (hitting F2 while turning on
the machine) and then go to System Security, disable CardBus support
then back out with the ESC key til you are asked to save the new
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-15 15:05:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2589 ***

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