|Summary:||PCMCIA CDROM - fopen(stabfile) failed|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Tom Gagne <tgagne>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Erik Troan <ewt>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||alan, koni, rlbobm|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-04-24 12:49:16 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Tom Gagne 1999-12-02 19:40:19 UTC
Everything boots fine, the search for PCMCIA cards beeps twice, my cdrom spins-up and everything is looking fine until it asks me what device to load RHAT from, and it only give me the option to boot from hard disk (/dev/hda1). From the alt-f4 screen: <30>.. cardmgr socket 1: EXP CD940 CD-ROM <30>.. cardmgr executing: 'modprobe ide_cs.o' <4>hdc: OTI-911[10-3] ACE[0A.0A-08:20] DC24M 4S, ATAPI CDROM drive <4>ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 3 <4>jdc: ATAPI 2X CD-ROM DRIVE, 120kB Cache <6>Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.56 <6>ide_cs: jdc: Vcc = 5.0, Vpp = 0.0 <30>.. cardmgr: fopen(stabfile failed: No such file or directory <30>.. cardmgr exiting
Comment 1 Tom Gagne 1999-12-02 20:58:59 UTC
Just to make sure it wasn't a device problem, I tried loading Slackware 2.0.35 and it was able to detect and use the CDROM drive without problem. CD = EXP CD Traveler 2020 20X max Portable CD-ROM Player I'm doing this on an IBM Thinkpad 755C
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-12-03 14:46:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Comment 3 RL "Bob" Morgan 2000-01-05 00:25:59 UTC
I had the same experience with my IBM ThinkPad 560Z and an IBM Max Portable CD-ROM (IBM CD-20X Series ATAPI via IBM IDE PC card, Uniform CDROM driver Revision 2.55). I am attempting to upgrade from RH 5.2 to 6.1. When booted normally I'm able to mount the CD-ROM drive just fine and read files from the RH 6.1 CD.
Comment 4 koni 2000-01-16 01:49:59 UTC
I also have had this experience, with some new information to add: (1) The problem seems to have nothing to do with the lack of existance of /var/run/stab, as I tried the directory /var/run in initrd.img on the pcmcia install disk, and this did not solve the problem (2) I CAN use my network PCMCIA card without any problems and do and NFS install, but neither of my SCSI PCMCIA cards work. I get the double beep, and the information is correctly displaced on the ALT-F4, but no SCSI devices listed when I try to choose a partition to install from this leading me to conclude that cardmgr can exit all it wants (does so with my network card -- but the network still works) after its loaded the drivers. Why the SCSI stuff doesn't work? Sounds like perhaps a problem with the installer noticing it has SCSI drivers loaded and thus SCSI partitions hanging out.
Comment 5 koni 2000-01-16 23:34:59 UTC
Hey, any of you know where I can find the source code to the installer program? I see that all those executables are stuffed together into that one program in /sbin but can't play around with any more ideas about how to fix this problem without the source code for that file.
Comment 6 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 19:06:59 UTC
*** Bug 7845 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Jay Turner 2000-04-24 12:49:59 UTC
*** Bug 10396 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Erik Troan 2000-08-04 18:15:08 UTC
The core of this problem is that pcmcia cdrom's don't show up in /proc/ide, which we need to know what exists on the bus. Apparently, the /proc/ide code cannot handle removeable devices, and this is hard to fix :-(