February 19th, 2007 by bernard
Today I tried to install Feisty Herd 3 from the Server CD image on a testmachine at the office (default P4, 3.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 2x 80 GB). The installer seemed very slow to me, but eventually, it gets to the next step. Being impatient, I took a peek at the syslog on console 4, and there were a lot of messages there, repeating eacht time:
Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
Not good… When I took a console on tty02, a ‘ps x’ revealed that ‘modprobe -Q i82365′ was running over and over (it is part of the PCMCIA bridge driver). A dirty but efficient way to solve this is the following: change towards the current kernel module directory, section ‘drivers/pcmcia’, and move the file away:
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/drivers/pcmcia
mv i82365.ko i82365.ko.foo
The installer should continue after this… Once installed, check to see if the problem didn’t come back.