Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63377
Installer hangs when loading yenta socket
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Doing a NFS install on a Panasonic CF-27 laptop.
Lapop install hangs right after inserting the pcmciadd.img disk. The last
message I can get is loading the yenta driver. I have tried two different 3com
pcmcia cards on the same laptop. The 3CCE589EC pcmcia card works fine. The
3CXFE575BT card fails. I've verified the 3CXFE575BT card is functional by using
it to do a RedHat 6.2 install on the same laptop. Sorry, the hang keeps me from
getting more information.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot using pcmcia.img and a 3CXFE575BT 10/100 pcmcia adapter.
2. When System asks for pcmciadd.img disk. Insert It and hit return.
3. System hangs.
If you install using the 3CXFE575BT, does the 3CCE589EC work after installing?
Sorry for the slow reply. I don't have regular access to the laptop. I
"can-not" install skipjack-b2 using the 3CXFE575BT. I installed RedHat 6.2
using the 3CXFE575BT just to verify the the card hardware was good. After
loading skipjack using the 3CCE589EC, inserting the 3CXFE575BT hangs the system.
I have not found anyway to get debugging information from the yenta_socket
driver to assist in finding the problem. I tried disabling serial and usb
devices in the BIOS to free up resources and I tried the latest 2.4.19-pre7-ac3
kernel. No luck, and I'm losing the laptop again.
Sounds like a kernel problem, but without more concrete information on working
with current kernels, there's probably not much Arjan can do.
Using kernel UNI i686 .95 kernel from rawhide on the limbo public beta I'm
seeing yenta socket hangs during boot. If I remove pcmcia from the init.d start
up I can boot and then issue:
/sbin/service pcmcia start
Ctrl-C to kill the hang
/sbin/service pcmcia stop
/sbing/service pcmcia start
to get my pcmcia working. I had no troubles with hangs during install.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
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and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/