[ltp] T30 and a/b/g miniPci woes

Carl Nygard linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
13 Oct 2003 13:43:58 -0400

On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 12:38, Peter Johanson wrote:
> hey all,
> having been given an a/b/g miniPci card to toy on, etc. i happily went
> to town taking out my cisco .11b card. Only to boot, and, lo and behold,
> 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the
> miniPCI network card.
> SO..... who do I yell and scream at? i'm digging the thinkpad site for
> *real* people to contact, and not just sales reps who don't know
> anything. Anybody know who I should be getting in touch with?
> And next, anybody been brave and tried some BIOS hacking to get around
> this?
> -pete "ready to kill IBM" johanson

One of the pages of How-I-Got-Linux-On-My-T40 (I think from f.bellet's)
mentioned that only IBM, Cisco, or Intel (Centrino) pci cards are
allowed.  Any other card and the machine won't boot.

Sounds like you're screwed, depending on who made your a/b/g card.

Carl Nygard <cjnygard@fast.net>