I just purchased a Sony VAIO 505TR without the Sony CDROM. I do have a PCMCIA Panasonic KXL-D740 CDROM that I would like to use for the install. I know that I can't boot from this so I boot from the boot disk of SUSE 6.2. Then specify to load kernel modules. Load modules disk. Then it gives me two screens to enter options. I press enter for these. Then it tries to do the PCMCIA thing it hangs. I have been able with SUSE 6.2 and the same PCMCIA CDROM to install on an old Sharp PC-8650 with no problems at all. Here are the precise steps after loading boot disk and modules disk. 1. GUI says Found PCMCIA chipset "i82365"! Please enter parameters for PCMCIA core modules I press enter 2. Please enter specific parameters for chipset "i82365" I press enter 3. Error message is display scrolling on top of install GUI cardmgr: config error file 'config' line 1326 syntax error. 4. Then Kernel messages GUI pops up. It reads: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x140-0x147 0x170-0x177 0x[the rest not visible] d7 cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean Q1: Using preset base address of 230 Q1: Using preset IRQ 3 scsi0 : Qlogicfas Driver version 0.46, chip 50 at 230, IRQ 3, TPdma:1 scsi : 1 host scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 0, scsi0, channel 0, id 5. At this points it hangs and I have to start again. 6. Tried the same produre as above but typed into 1st GUI exclude irq=3 GUI goes away then system hangs What I do know so far from others. IRQ conflict. I need to exclude IRQ 3 and 5. I know how to do this from the config file but don't how from the SUSE install. The Sony VAIO 505TR is a killer laptop for linux if only I can get the CDROM working. I am a software developer and will most likely taking off and putting on new installations all the time so I would like to get this working. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.