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Re: boot: network configured before PCMCIA loaded

On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 06:43:52PM +0000, Rob Bradford wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 06:08:17PM +0100, Shot (Piotr Szotkowski) wrote:
> > Unfortunately, the network is brought up before the PCMCIA cards
> > are loaded, so the eth1 device is not there yet[1] and I'm left
> > with bringing the network up manually each time. Couldn't the network
> > setup be moved a bit later in the boot process, so it happens after
> > the PCMCIA card loading?
> I think the pcmcia-cs package should provide scripts to automatically bring up
> and lower the interface on insertion/removal.

Yes, it does and it should work.  But should we do it.

This is not my favourite way to get network configured on sarge.  That
was good when I was running potato.

Thomas convinced me to use hotplug, ifupdown, and ... to do this.

Thus network section of "Debian Reference" was rewritten by Thomas.



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