Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77259
(IEEE1394 SBP2)installer does not see FireWire CD-Rom drive in Dell Latitude X200 Mediabase
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
Both the installer and the shipped 2.4.18-14 kernel do not see the FireWire
CD-Rom (actually DVD / CD-RW combo) drive located in the MediaBase of the Dell
Latitude X200 laptop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use a Dell Latitude X200 laptop with an attached MediaBase containing a DVD /
2.Try installing from CD-Rom.
Actual Results: The installer says that it does not detect a CD-Rom drive.
Expected Results: It should have detected it and allowed me to install from it.
The are incompatibilities between the Linux FireWire code and the Dell
MediaBase. Recent versions of the FireWire code from www.ieee1394.org do work,
provided the sbp2_serialize_io option is set to 1.
This bug has been mentioned to the IEEE 1394 user lists.
Appears to be a kernel driver issue from the contents of this report.
*** Bug 117013 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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