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Inspiron 8000 pcmcia problem??

Can't boot from it, read, its not recognized under windows or bsd i would do
a ftp install but i cant get my pcmcia working to do it =\
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Welch" <welchsm_(_at_)_earthlink_(_dot_)_net>
To: <delusional_(_at_)_si_(_dot_)_rr_(_dot_)_com>
Cc: <freebsd-mobile_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: Inspiron 8000 pcmcia problem??

> You can't read anything from the drive or you can't boot from it?  Your
> could of course be bad... or maybe your bios isn't allowing booting from
the drive.
> Do you have a floppy?  If so, you can use that to boot the boot floppies
and then
> install via ftp over either the internal ethernet port or an external
> It is hard to diagnose this stuff long distance...
>                                 Sean
> _____________________________________________________________
> > Yes my loader.conf does contain that line however now theres something
> > with the dvd drive...its not recognized by my computer I can't even put
> > back on here if I wanted to. reseated the drive and everything, it still
> > opens up so i know there is power getting to it just isn't getting
> > recognized guess it isn't my day =\
> > btw i did try just leaving pccard_enable and pccard_mem lines in rc.conf
> > still nothing =[
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