Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 629
Redhat Installer won't detect PCMCIA PCGA-CD5 will boot cd, but won't be detected.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
I purchased the Sony PCG-505F Notebook specifically for
Linux; only to find out that I'm not able to install it. As
an option there is the PCGA-CD5 (ATAPI CD-ROM). I've
purchased your boxset of Redhat Linux 5.2 and am able to
boot the installation CD. The problem is when I try to
install off of the CD it doesn't detect the PCGA-CD5. I've
tried the hard drive installation many times without
success. I did as the manual said, but when I go into the
installation, whether CD-booted or autoboot.bat, it will
say there was an error in the "find of installation files"
or say that the Redhat Tree wasn't found.
Andrew Stillwell ( Andrew@empowering.com )
I have not been able to find any technical information on the CDRON
drive for the SONY PCG-505. I believe the drive must be a proprietary
interface an require a special windows driver to access it.
Several options would be to borrow a network interface and install
from a server with a cdrom, borrow a pcmcia cdrom, or copie the
install files to a windows partition on your hard drive and do a hard
Hard drive installs have been an issue with 5.2 so we have released a
new boot.img and supp.img to alleviate this problem. You can fine them