Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83125
noprobe is broken in installer (nopcmica is a bit wonky too)
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:42 EST
Description of problem:
I needed to try noprobe in gin gin beta 4. Either I minsunderstand it or it is
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Need an old Sony Vaio such as PCG-SR1K (SR5K in US) with external CD ROM drive
2. linux ide1=0x180,0x386 (other options here if necessary like 'text') noprobe
3. continue through keyboard and language selection
Get a message about not finding a driver and needing a driver disc.
Apparently it is loading the cardbus drivers despite the noprobe option.
The same happens with nopcmica: is this a separate bug?
It doesn't probe and hence doesn't load cardbus drivers and works.
A workaround is to add pci=off into the line of options.
The ide1 option was possibly not necessary. It was the first thing
I tried when "linux text" didn't get further than "where are the
drivers?" because once upon a time it used to be necessary.
It was not necessary in subsequent releases to that. I just added
it as a first port of call and forgot to try without it.
noprobe has always probed pcmcia controllers and I'm probably going to leave it
like that. nopcmcia seems to work here, though. You actually get messages on
tty4 about yenta_socket loading if you boot with 'linux nopcmcia'?
'nopcmcia', not 'nopcmica'.
bill: typo :)
Okay, I see why. Added some filtering for after our probe in CVS. Workaround
in beta4 is a combination of both noprobe and nopcmcia.
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time. I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide. If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.