Re: Debian Newbie Setup Questions...
email@example.com (Andy Akins) writes:
> Hello. I'm considering trying out Linux (Debian in particular) and I have
> some questions concerning the Debian distribution.
> My machine:
> Pentium 90MHz laptop (DFI model 7200)
> Mouse Port mouse
> 32 meg ram
> 800 meg IDE hardrive
> 1.4meg floppy
> PCIC compatable PCMCIA slot (I have no idea what chipset, I just
> know Windows 95 uses the PCIC driver, and it works).
> Cirrus Logic 754X video.
> 800x600 TFT LCD monitor.
> 28.8 hayes "standard" PCMCIA modem.
> My big concern is the PCMCIA slot - since I'll want to dial into my ISP
> once the floppy install is done and finish the install using FTP, I need to
> know if the Debian base floppy install supports PCMCIA in general (and my
> PCIC compatable chipset specifically), and what do I need to do to use it
> (if present), otherwise I won't be able to finish installing the stuff.
You will need, in addition to the base floppies, two extra packages
for PCMCIA support, which can be found under the binary-i386/admin
directory of the distribution:
pcmcia-cs (in file pcmcia-cs_2.9.6-3.deb)
pcmcia-modules-2.0.29-7 (in file pcmcia-modules-2.0.29-7_2.9.6-3.deb)
You can download these files from a Debian ftp site and transfer them
to your computer. For example, you can place them on a DOS floppy,
and mount that floppy with
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
The files will then be available under /mnt on your system. Once you
have installed the base system and transfered the .deb files for the
PCMCIA utilities, you can install these packages using the following
dpkg -i <filename>
where <filename> is the name of the .deb file.
The PCMCIA utilities should work with your modem without the need for
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