hi folks, no, this by far isn't my first debian install, not even on a laptop, and no, i am not stupid. but somehow i am perplexed by how debian wants the installation on a laptop to work. i have this new latitude C800 sitting here, with a beautiful xircom ethernet card. i used the 3.0.28-compact boot floppy set from woody, and partitioned, installed driver modules and all that. now i want to get the network up to be able to install from ftp. the pcmcia card is not plugged in, and i configure pcmcia support for the controller only, not for serial or cdrom devices. it does not complain. then i insert the card, it beeps, and the system freezes. if i have the card in the slot while installing pcmcia, it freezes. what gives? what am i doing wrong? -- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck i took an iq test and the results were negative.
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