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Re: [Core2Test3] Installation - No Fedora Core CD

On Sun, 2004-05-02 at 05:47, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 04:39:23AM -0700, Stefan Lecho wrote:
> > Using the proposed solution in the release notes
> > (pci=off idel=0x180,0x386), leads to the following
> > error message: "EIP is at pci_read 0x1a/0x21 ...
> > Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init"
> Duplicated.
> The PCI layer in test3 is being called even when PCI methods are
> not available:
> 	pcibios_irq_init
> 	pirq_peer_trick
> 	.. boom
> This prevents installation on things like older sony Vaio boxes. Someone
> broke the handling of machines without PCI between test2 and test3.

Is this problem ever going to be fixed?  I have tried the install on
older versions with the same problem and I can get the system installed,
but any pcmcia usage of the cd-rom requires turning pci off.  (And it is
*real* slow.)

Just wondering if it is worth my time.  (Since I will have to grab the
cd ISOs instead of the DVD one I already have.)

It would be nice to me able to use something other than Redhat 7.3 on my
Sony Vaio 505ve.  (Hacked far beyond warranty.)  

If I could afford another laptop, I would upgrade. I don't see that
happening this year, unless I find different employment.

"Australia was founded as a penal colony.
 America was founded as an insane asylum."

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