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Re: how to use BTS for install disks

On Aug 18 2001, Greg Wiley wrote:
> On Saturday, August 18, 2001 12:28 AM, rbrito@ime.usp.br 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.

	[]s, Roger...

  Rogério Brito - rbrito@ime.usp.br - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/

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