Re: can't get off the ground
On Sun, 5 Oct 2003, Neo wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-10-05 at 08:34, Jason Housewright wrote:
> > I am in dire need of help...again. I have dl the
> > netinst image from debian (the official for test). I
> > cannot for the life of me figure out how to get it to
> > recognize my pcmcia ethernet card. I have specified
> > boot in the boot parameters, but pcmcia has not been
> > turned on. I would really, really appreciate some
> > direction here. I can't get any further than the
> > "select network card" of the install. Thanks again.
> > Jason Housewright
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> Hi Jason,
> am not an expert, but my pcmcia ethernetcard required
> the loading of pcmcia modules in the kernel. This is fairly
> simple to do, unless you need to compile them in the kernel, in
> which case you're in whole new world of trouble/hurt/learning ;-).
> Loading pcmcia modules (when enabled in your kernel)
> is fairly straigth forward: run as root 'lsmod', which shows the
> currently loaded mdules. If there are no modules named 'pcmcia_core'
> or such, you can start with 'modprobe pcmcia_core' which tries to
> load the pcmcia modules. If this succeeds, (check with 'lsmod'),
> you can try to load your apropriate network card driver with
> 'modprobe <drivername>'. Your drivers can be found at
> '/lib/modules/<kernel version>/pcmcia'. Work from there.
yes I agree you need to load the modules for the pcmcia interface and the
ethernet card. Have you tried to get a copy of knoppix? If you can boot it
from your laptop, you can run the lsmod from a root console and then you
may then want to install knoppix ;-).