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Bug#258715: debian-installer: fails to enable PCMCIA support

Martin Godisch wrote:
> The Debian Installer beta4 doesn't activate PCMCIA support on my
> notebook. My network card is a PCMCIA card, hence the whole
> (network-based) installation fails. There was Debian installed there
> once before, meaning there must be a way it works.
> The last page on vt4 says:
> ... hw-detect: Starting PCMCIA services: cardmgr is already running.
> ... hw-detect: Starting PCMCIA services: done.
> ... hw-detect: Detected PCMCIA, installing pcmcia-cs.
> ... hw-detect: Detected discover version 1, installing discover1.
> ... hw-detect: Detected hotplug support, installing hotplug.
> The system never beeps, as it was always doing when starting PCMCIA.
> If I put in the network card thereafter, it prints:
> ... cardmgr[...]: socket 0: NE2000 Compatible Ethernet
> ... cardmgr[...]: executing: 'modprobe pcnet_cs'
> ... cardmgr[...]: + Using /lib/modules/2.4.25-1-386/kernel/lib/crc32.o
> ... cardmgr[...]: + Using /lib/modules/2.4.25-1-386/kernel/drivers/net/8390.o
> ... cardmgr[...]: + Using /lib/modules/2.4.25-1-386/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/pcnet_cs.o
> ... cardmgr[...]: executing: './network start eth0'
> ... klogd: eth0: NE2000 Compatible: io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr ...
> ... cardmgr[...]: + ./wireless: 102: /bin/hostname: not found

Certianly looks to be enabled to me; it's noticing inserts and loading
the right module for your card. In my experience pcmcia does not
beep in the debian installer; I'm not sure why.

Anyway, I suggest you try the latest daily build and if you still have a
pcmcia problem, let us know, and let us know what the actual problem is.

see shy jo

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