Bug 5609 - FTP install impossible if PCMCIA is needed
FTP install impossible if PCMCIA is needed
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-05 20:04 EDT by Hermann Schichl
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:38 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-11 09:17:21 EDT
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Description Hermann Schichl 1999-10-05 20:04:11 EDT
The new RedHat 6.1 bootnet.img installer
does not support FTP network installation
if PCMCIA support is needed. Instead of
asking for the pcmcia.img it asks for a
network card driver.
This makes it virtually impossible to
install RedHat 6.1 on a notebook.
Comment 1 Hermann Schichl 1999-10-08 04:41:59 EDT
I am sorry for being so stupid!
I should have noticed that PCMCIA installation
has to be done with pcmcia.img. I just overlooked
the fact while browsing through the README file.

However, since I know of four different people
who made the same mistake, I would suggest to
change the name of the pcmcia.img to something
like btpcmcia.img or bootpcmc.img, since it is
somewhat misleading, when a file with the same name
as in the 6.0 release has a completely different
function.

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