Re: how to use BTS for install disks
On Aug 18 2001, Greg Wiley wrote:
> On Saturday, August 18, 2001 12:28 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > BTW, which bug did you discover? Any problems with
> > PCMCIA hardware installation?
> Yep. The running log on one of the consoles claims that some files
> or a directory are missing. I'll run it again to get the exact text
> before I report. But it sounds like the problem has already been
> reported, no?
Yes, exactly that bug. The problem is that the modules are not
present in the /target/lib/modules/2.2.19/pcmcia directory (in
fact, there is no pcmcia directory). I had been bitten by this
bug and I saw at least one more person report it to
debian-boot (which I now subscribe).
I haven't seen any comments regarding the fix, though.
To make *my* matters worse, my card (a vanilla Realted-8139
based PCMCIA card, whose manufacturer has not even included
its name on the package) is not supported with the standard
pcmcia-cs package. On the other hand, recompiling a new 2.4.9
stock kernel with in-kernel PCMCIA support and enabling the
8193too module seems to work fine.
I guess that since 8139-based cards are so common, it would be
good if the boot-floppies included support for them "out of
the box" (Red Hat 7.1 does, althought I didn't see what
solution they have adopted).
Since Debian always supports a wide range of software (many
platforms etc), I guess that things will be worked out in the
And I have already offered my help to the boot floppies team.
Rogério Brito - email@example.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/