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Re: Trouble installing PCMCIA.



On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, Rajpaul Bagga wrote:

> Summary:
> Have base packages installed.  Need to install pcmcia packages so that
> ethernet card can be used for the remaining packages.  Can't get pcmcia
> packages to install.
> 
> Background:
> I'm trying to install Debian on a Compaq Aero 4/33.  I can get the base
> installion just fine (version 1.2.9).  I would like to install the rest of
> the packages over ethernet, but I need to get the pcmcia services working.
> I have an IBM cardit card ethernet adaptor.  
> 
> Problem:
> When I try to install the pcmcia-modules-2.0.27 package (the kernel that
> came with the base was 2.0.27), it says I don't have the
> kernel-image-2.0.27 package installed.  Well, as I understand it, that
> package was supposed to be included with the base.  But nevertheless I
> tried installing the kernel-image package manually.  This allowed me to
> install the pcmcia-modules & pcmcia-cs packages, but when I reboot, it
> give me errors like bad symbol in table and messages saying the module
> doesn't match the kernel version.  It scrolls by too fast for me to catch
> it all. Are these bootup messages logged somewhere?  I am used to
> slackware and haven't found my way completely around debian yet.
> 

Just use the 'dmesg' command and you'll see the boot messages. The
messages also show up in your log under /var/log

In regards to fixing your module problem...It's been a while since I did
an install but I recall that the modules.tgz on the device driver disk
included pcmcia modules in it and that the modules on that disk worked
with the install/rescue kernel. 

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