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Bug#131967: Another PCMCIA net card problem report

This evening I thought I'd try the latest boot-floppies (3.0.21, the
standard 6-diskette set) on a reinstall on the aged Compaq LTE 5150.  It was
to be a network install aside from the boot floppies, and the machine has a
Xircom CE3 ethernet card.  All of this was already setup and working,
running Potato (that install was a bear, but it was done before I had the

What I saw was that the PCMCIA setup seemed to go well, but when it came to
the network setup it just wouldn't work.  No error was reported on the
install screen; it just looped back to the next task selection menu with
configure network as the default selection.

After several repitions I went back and rebooted and did it all over again
with a clean partition.  Same thing.  So I did ifconfig and route by hand,
found resolv.conf had the data I'd tried to enter through the dialog, and
the rest of it went well.  As well as possible on a 100MHz Pentium with 16MB
of RAM and a slow hard drive, that is.  :-)

I'm probably going to be redoing this in a few days - this was a trial
install using the partition that formerly held Windows - and I'm willing to
look for more clues when I do that.  Send suggestions: I've never had much
trouble with a Debian install, so I'm sure there are debugging possibilities
I've never yet seen.

We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on
a million typewriters will eventually reproduce
the entire works of Shakespeare.  Now, thanks to the
Internet, we know this is not true.  -- Robert Wilensky

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