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Bug#80866: boot-floppies: problem with 8390.o and NE2000 with pcmcia and net modules

Package: boot-floppies
Version: N/A
Severity: normal


I have installed Debian 2.2 on an old Pentium 75 with an NE 2000 ISA

I didn't want to build a special kernel for the installation : this 
machine has no special hardware excepted this completely standard card...

With boot-floppies and idepci disks (same with compact), the
8390.o module is in the /target/lib/modules/2.2.18pre21-idepci/pcmcia

Thus it does not appear during selection of modules in the net subdirectory,
and I had to insmod it manually to have my card working... (and add it
manually to /target/etc/modules).

After install, all went fine until dbootstrap asked me if it should remove
the pcmcia package, and he removed /lib/modules/2.2.18xxx/pcmcia !

I had to get an 8390.o from drivers.tgz and copy it to
/lib/modules/2.2.18xxx/net BEFORE rebooting to keep a working network

The problem is the same with WD network cards that depends on 8390.o, too...

Hoping someone will find a solution,

Keep up the good work !

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux soulfly 2.2.18pre21-idepci #1 Sat Nov 18 09:10:00 MST 2000 i586 unknown

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