Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89966
Installation hangs when trying to load CD driver (I think) on Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEK
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
I report this because exactly the same hardware installs RH8.0 perfectly without
any hitches whatsoever.
Laptop boots up from CD without problem.
when trying to identify the PCMCIA controller for the CD-ROM drive, the
installer hangs completely. (have left it for a few hours in case it was just
thinking very hard)
The installation works perfectly as I then tried a FTP install before being
successfull with an HTTP install. Everything else works perfectly. The system
will not recognise the external CD-ROM however once RH9 has booted up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start CD installation on a Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEK
2. Hang while trying to identify or load the CD drivers
Actual Results: hang
Expected Results: installation to continue as normal
Same problems experienced on a Sony VAIO PCG-Z505RX, but I only got as far as
trying to do the install via the PCMCIA attached CD drive. I had no problems
installing RH 7.3, but RH 9 just hangs during the install as mentioned in the
original bug report.
Same problem seen and reported here.
The newer kernel probes the cardbus early, when the cardbus is probed the
"magic" Vaio laptop IDE legacy settings vanish and the CD goes with it.
Unfortunately RH9 looks for the CD, then loads the drivers, then wonders where
Installer bug I think, nothing the kernel can do about this.
Does it work if you boot with 'linux nopcmcia'?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to
add to this report.