Bug 5852 - PCMCIA.IMG won't find pcmcia ethernetcard
Summary: PCMCIA.IMG won't find pcmcia ethernetcard
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-10-12 00:22 UTC by ivo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-06-12 17:49:09 UTC

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Description ivo 1999-10-12 00:22:27 UTC
I am trying to do an FTP install using a Linksys pcmcia
ethernet card (NE2000 compatible). Booting of the pcmcia.img
disk proceeds up to the point where you choose the
installation type. I can only choose an installation from
hard disk; no FTP or HTTP installs.

ctrl+alt+f3 gives me:

* in startPcmcia()
* pcmcia probe returned: |PCI bridge probe: not found.
Intel PCIC probe: not found.
Databook TCIC-2 probe: not found.|
* no pcic controller found
* probing buses
* finished bus probing
* found nothing

So the 6.1 installer doesn't find my pcmcia card. This
pcmcia card gave me no problems whatsoever with the
bootnet.img and pcmcia.img disk when I installed 6.0.

Comment 1 derek 1999-10-21 05:32:59 UTC
Same problem on a DELL Latitude LM-133 with a Megahertz PCMCIA card
Oct 20, 1999. Note that this machine worked fine with RH5.2 on it.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 17:20:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 15:44:59 UTC
*** Bug 6541 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Krzysztof Kowalczyk 1999-12-12 08:04:59 UTC
I have the same problem with my no-name laptop. RH6.0 bootnet.img detects my
pcmcia device (it displays:
pcmcia probe returned: i82365
pcmcia pcic type: i82365
) while bootnet.img from RH6.1 (I tried original & update 1999_3A044) says:
probing buses
finished bus probing
found nothing

Seems like a new detection code is worse than the old one.

Comment 5 amundson 1999-12-16 16:24:59 UTC
I can report the same problem on my Micron Millennia Transport, which has been
running Redhat releases since before 4.0. I wonder if PCMCIA network install
works for anyone anywhere.

Comment 6 Clemens Wehrmann 1999-12-16 21:12:59 UTC
I can report same problem with bootnet-RHEA-1999_3A044.img and
pcmcia-RHEA-1999_3A044.img on Dell Inspiron 7500 with Dell OEM 3Com 3CCFE575CT-D

Comment 7 phinlhp 2000-01-26 02:13:59 UTC
I can report the same problem on my Micron Millennia Transport using a 3COm
3c589D . Geshh one problem after another with the 6.1 release.

Comment 8 Erik Troan 2000-04-14 20:40:59 UTC
Have you tried 6.2?

Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2000-06-12 17:49:07 UTC
Closed due to inactivity.

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