Hi folks, I originally posted this to debian-user, but was advised to repost it here. ----- Forwarded message from Damon Muller <firstname.lastname@example.org> ----- Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 15:01:20 +1100 From: Damon Muller <email@example.com> Subject: PCMCIA issues installing potato on an old laptop To: Debian User List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Hi gang, I have an old 486 laptop, an NEC UltraLite VERSA, with 8m of RAM. Up until today I'd been happily running bo (I think, a few releases ago anyway) on it, mainly using it as a dumb terminal so I can lay in bed and read my email. For a while I'd wanted to upgrade it, mainly because I wanted a DHCP client on it and there is now no-where you can get packages for the old version. I wanted to do a fresh install, mainly because there is so little HD space to use apt to install. Also because I wanted to resize the swap partition. Anyway, I can get most of the way through the install, and PCMCIA card services recognises both my pc card modem and network card. This should be a good thing, as I need to install it over the network. However, when I tell it to use DHCP to get an IP address, it says something like: Hw address write mishap (something like that, it scrolls away too quickly), then the screen fills up with the following: eth0: Mismatched read page pointers 1 vs 0. And repeats ad-nauseum until the install program times out and kills it. The same thing also happens if I try to anything network-y manually, except I can't kill it. I know this card works with debian, as I've been using it with an older debian on the same machine for a long time (years, probably). I have never had a problem with it before. cardmgr recognises the card as a `Danplex EN-6200P2' if that helps anyone, and it's using the pcnet_cs.o and 8390.o modules. Does anyone have any suggestions? cheers, damon -- Damon Muller | Did a large procession wave their torches Criminologist/Linux Geek | As my head fell in the basket, http://killfilter.com | And was everybody dancing on the casket... PGP (GnuPG): A136E829 | - TBMG, "Dead" ----- End forwarded message ----- -- Damon Muller | Did a large procession wave their torches Criminologist/Linux Geek | As my head fell in the basket, http://killfilter.com | And was everybody dancing on the casket... PGP (GnuPG): A136E829 | - TBMG, "Dead"
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