RE: Installing Debain on an PCMCIA drive?
>If I read this right, even the machines hard drive is a pcmcia device?
>Debian's install will not currently work here, you will need to do as you
>suggest and use base.tgz. Simply untar it into the new filesystem. You will
>also need to copy the kernel and modules to disk. Booting will be intersting,
>I suspect you will have to create an initrd which contains pcmcia support.
I think that this may not be necessary, as I have heard of machines where the
hard drive is a pcmcia device, but the bios makes it look exactly as though it
were connected as a `normal' ide device. Hence, as long as you don't try to
do anything else pcmcia-like (loading drivers and so on) it may just continue
to act as a normal ide drive and not need extra drivers.
I'm fairly certain that the example of this I heard about was with an HP
Omnibook, of the sort which had an odd pop-out `mini-mouse' on the right-hand
side. I can't remember the url though...