On Thu, 20 May 2004, Martin Phillips wrote:
> I am trying to install FreeBSD on an old laptop that used to run various > versions of Windows. I have two problems... > > 1. The installation process appears not to see my PCMCIA cards. Running > pccardd says "No PC-CARD slots". That's a shame really, because my ethernet > card is essential. How do I convince the system that there really are card > slots? > you seem to be using 5.2.1 so the pccardc/pccardd commands are not used unless you recompile your kernel with the options to use the old pcmcia code. see /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/OLDCARD if you have the system sources installed. have a look through your dmesg and see if cbb0 is mentioned (havent got a laptop handy to tell you exactly what you could grep on, sorry.) if so then it may be the pcmcia card not the controller that is not recognised. > 2. Resolution is not helped by the install process not showing the Kernel > Configuration Menu that is described in section 2.3.2 of the documentation. > How can I get to this menu to check my system configuration? Sorry cant help, which documentation ? the handbook doesnt seem to have a 2.3.2 section. Its possible your looking at something related to the < 5.x preinstallation config menu. Vince > > uname -a reports: > FreeBSD <hostname> 5.2.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE #0: <date> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 > > > Martin Phillips > Ladybridge Systems > 17b Coldstream Lane, Hardingstone, Northampton NN4 6DB > +44-(0)1604-709200 > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"