Debian-installation ran into difficulties with old CDRW-drive
I'd like to run linux on my old laptop. Since the native CD-drive
will not work anymore, I installed Debian 3.0 via floppies (20 pieces).
I like to install some more software, but this old laptop does
not support usb, and I lack an ethernet-card.
However, I also have a CDRW-drive attached to a pcmcia card. But I don't
get it to be acknowledged by the pcmciautils. Is it possible that this
ipc5025 needs a special, maybe proprietary driver in order to work?