Bug#240504: installation-reports: Work around
Followup-For: Bug #240504
See Bug #244783 (package: pcmcia-cs) for a work around this bug.
Basically, there is a
problem with resource ranges for pcmcia on Inspiron laptops. When you
run the debian-installer, after "load installer components from CD", go
to a console and type:
- cd /etc/pcmcia
- mv config.opts config.opts.old
- sed "s/, port 0x800-0x8ff//" config.opts.old > config.opts
This will prevent the "detect hardware" feature to hang at 95% when
detecting the floppy.
However, you also have to make sure that pcmcia is not started
automatically when you reboot your computer after your installation, as
it seemed to hang again on my computer (probably due to the same bug).
So before rebooting, go to a console and type (2 is the default
- cd /target/etc/rc2.d
- rm S20pcmcia
That seems to work on my computer. I haven't used pcmcia yet though.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.25-1-386
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C