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Re: pcmcia on the boot disks

On 28-Jun-99 Nils Rennebarth wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 28, 1999 at 12:34:31AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
>> In message <[🔎] XFMail.990627190033.shaleh@varesearch.com> you wrote:
>> >Sony VAIO w/ Sony cd.  I can boot and install Windows from the cd-rom.  I
>> >can
>> >boot from the cd and get to the point where it tries to do stuff.  Then the
>> >pcmcia stuff quits working and I can not see cardmgr or anything else to
>> >kick
>> >start it with.
> Known problem, even Linus got bitten by this. There is no pcmcia stuff on
> the root disk. The BIOS was doing everything until then.
> The solution would be to include pcmcia stuff on the rootdisk, use an
> initial ramdisk, let the user load the appropriate modules from there and
> continue normally after linux sees the cdrom.

Ok, how do we fix this?  This is seriously important to me and the continued
growth of debian.  If I have to run and grab floppies whenever we need to
install on the VAIO, life will not be good.

So whomever wants to talk to me, whatever, please do.

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