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Bug 2355 - non-working network install with pcmcia NIC
non-working network install with pcmcia NIC
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-24 14:43 EDT by Jens Vagelpohl
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-04 11:10:15 EDT
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Description Jens Vagelpohl 1999-04-24 14:43:05 EDT
When using the bootnet boot floppy image to do an ftp-
install and specifying the use of pcmcia (this is a laptop
with a pcmcia NIC) the install procedure still tries to
load a "regular" NIC card driver instead of giving the
option to have the pcmcia-module handle it. since there is
no other NIC in the machine and no option to skip the step
i am unable to perform the ftp (or any other network-)

i remember the RH5.2 install program being more intelligent
and allowing it!

jens vagelpohl
systems administrator
washtenaw development council
Comment 1 Jens Vagelpohl 1999-04-25 13:16:59 EDT
FYI: after loading the PCMCIA modules from the supplemental disks
they appear to work just fine. lights come on and everything. so the
network card seems to work at the moment when the installer asks me
to identify the NIC from the menu.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-04-27 11:10:59 EDT
what pcmcia card are you using?
Comment 3 Jens Vagelpohl 1999-04-27 11:20:59 EDT
the pcmcia card is a linksys etherfast 10/100 which works fine and
dandy under my current RH5.2 (using the pcnet_cs module) and it works
fine with the latest updates to the pcmcia package.
Comment 4 Jens Vagelpohl 1999-04-28 15:05:59 EDT
Just started installing RH 6.0
no problem found.
i guess that makes this trouble ticket moot. :)
Comment 5 Jay Turner 1999-06-04 11:10:59 EDT
Problem was fixed with 6.0 installation, so bug has been discarded.

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