Re: Debian on a thinkpad i1540
> Carlos Hernandez wrote:
> > I have an IBM thinkpad i-series 1540 with a Netgear FA410tx pcmcia card, I
> > want to install debian from the net, but I didn't have success trying with
> > debian 2.1, It didn't recognize the pcmcia card. Any ideas?
> Hi Carlos,
> according to http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS
> NetGear FA410TXC
> is supported. I don't know if there's a difference in your card (TX) and the one
> mentioned there (TXC).
> I've never tried to install Debian from the net on a laptop. That requires to
> run the whole pcmcia package (cardmgr) with some boot disk in order to
> get the nework up and then be able to install it.
> I think there's a way to do that ( I saw it somewhere - unfortunately I don't
> where) but it might be easier to just get the CD's.
I've done so. Works really nice... when it works. The SUPPORTED CARDS list
you just quoted is going to be 3.1.19, which is certainly -not- to be found
in Slink (debian 2.1)
To get this level of card services I had to reach past potato into woody.
For me, the 3.1.8 in potato was nearly useless :( except for the cheap old
Taiwanese net card I use on the magio.
I don't suppose someone could cut a somewhat more modern slink-install
floppy kit (that is it doesn't have anything new but kernel and drivers -
still installs Slink base) until potato really rolls out?
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