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Re: redesigning the debian installer

Ben Collins wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 06:46:44PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Ben Collins wrote:
> > > The good thing about PCI hardware detection is that there is no probing,
> > > and the PCI layer/driver handles allocation an IRQ and I/O. So basically
> > > the gist is, atleast include PCI detection, which maps PCI device ID's to
> > > modules, and can prompt for which ones to load.
> >
> > Right. We already do PCI hardware detection, after all, for video card
> > setup with anXious.
> >
> > Maybe that's all the hardware detection we should bother with. Is there
> > really any point in worrying about making life easier for owners of ISA
> > hardware these days?
> IMO, we shouldn't. Trying to autodetect ISA is probably more harm than
> good anyway.

The 2.4 kernel can handle isa-pnp, so there shouldnt be problems with
assigning irq and io value for isa-pnp network or sound cards which
there are probably a fair few of.

So i dont think isa-pnp should be a problem.


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