[ltp] SuSE 8.0 and PCMCIA

Christian Zoz linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Sun, 30 Jun 2002 10:02:33 +0200

On Fri, Jun 28, Bernard Fay wrote:
> Hello,
> I wish to install SuSE 8.0 on my laptop using ftp.  When loading the
> driver for my PCMCIA card (Linksys etherfast 10/100), the installer
> load the axnet_cs driver which is not the right one for my card, I
> need the pcnet_cs driver. I can unload the axnet_cs but the
> installation program does not let me load the pcnet_cs driver. 

There are cards from some manufacturers which have different chips in
the same modell (depends on how old the card is)

> I tried hwprobe=-isapnp as a boot option but that didn't help.
> Does anyone knows how to get the proper driver in place?

You have to modify the bootfloppy. There is 'initdisk' on it. First
decompress it, then mount it as a loop device. Then you can modify
etc/pcmcia/config in it.

Or (i don't know if it works) you may use the very sparse shell in
console 9. Don't know if you have an 'insmod' there. Try it.


ciao, christian

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   niemand ginge, um mal zu schauen, wohin man käme, wenn man ginge.

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