Bug 85947 - Installer does not list additional "driver disk" modules
Summary: Installer does not list additional "driver disk" modules
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-11 11:48 UTC by Renato Bonomini
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-11 17:34:53 UTC

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Description Renato Bonomini 2003-03-11 11:48:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
(During installation via floppy disk on a laptop without cdrom but pccard nic)

The additional driver disk image does not contain a valid "modinfo" description
file, it seems to be the normal "modinfo" file contained in the usual install image.

The module for my network card is present (3c574_cs), but still after manually
adding an entry on the "modinfo" file on the pcmciadd.img driver disk hte ds.o
module does not load correctly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create bootnet.img and pcmciadd.img disks
2.install with linux dd to load the driver disk
3.the driver list is not consistent with the pcmciadd.img disk

Actual Results:  No way to install with laptop via network

Additional info:

After manually changing the modinfo file on the pcmciadd.img disk, I can choose
my pccard nic, but module ds.o does not load correctly, I presume a missing
option to ds.o. 

The log says
* inserted pcmcia_core.o
/tmp/ds.o: init modules:
Hint; insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including
invalid IO or IRQ parameters
* failed to insert /tmp/ds.o

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-11 17:34:53 UTC
This should be better in phoebe and beyond.  PCMCIA was a bizarre case
previously that wasn't really directly handled by the loader.

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