Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77640
RH8.0 pcmcia.img not working properly for Toshiba Portege 3440ct
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
Trying to install RH 8.0 on a Toshiba Portege 3440ct booting from a usb-floppy
drive and with a pcmcia connected cdrom the booting starts
ok, but after answering the questions about language during installation
and keybord the install program offers only a hard drive installation
(asking for the partition on which the images/packages are located).
Notice, the very same installation procedure worked no problem for
RH 7.3. I have tried also with a downloaded pcmcia.img and verified
the problem is not due to a particualar problem with the pcmcia.img
copied from the cd-set.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pcmcia.img from RH8.0 cd1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot laptop with pcmcia.img in usb-floppy drive and rh cd 1 in pcmcia cdrom
2.Answer install questions (graphics/text, language, keybord)
3.Program asks for partition on harddisk with install software.
Actual Results: Installation had to stop.
Expected Results: Boot program should either identify the pcmcia cdrom itself
for the pcmciadd.img. (pcmcia.img offering a harddrive install is
Are there any messages on tty3 or tty4 about finding the pcmcia controller?
Closing due to inactivity. If you have any further information to add to this
bug, please feel free to reopen it.