[Core2Test3] Installation - No Fedora Core CD

Alan alan at clueserver.org
Tue Jun 1 00:11:32 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-31 at 13:17, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 12:45:52PM -0700, Alan wrote:
> > 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.)
> The pci=off crash was fixed.

I did not get a crash, just ungodly slowness with any storage device on
the PCMCIA slot.

> > It would be nice to me able to use something other than Redhat 7.3 on my
> > Sony Vaio 505ve.  (Hacked far beyond warranty.)  
> RH8/9/FC1/FC2 should all work on it. 
> You need the pci=off just for the initial install to work around the vanishing
> CD-ROM drive problem. Fixing that requires someone writes IDE controller hot 
> unplugging support for 2.6. That isn't trivial to do although 2.6 finally makes
> it practicable.

I tested with FC1 and got the described slow behaviour.  I will try it
again and see what happens.

We are living in the "interesting times" the fortune cookies warned us

More information about the test mailing list