Re: [pc110] Attempting to Install Linux

Alan Cox (alan nospam at
Thu, 5 Feb 1998 15:48:43 +0000 (GMT)

> 1) Slackware's installer recognizes my PCMCIA drive and internal flash disk
> just fine, but not by compact flash card, where I've placed the install
> files (a1-a9 in the slackware dist). The PC-card comes up as hda and the
> internal flash as hdc. In dos, the PC card is C:, the internal flash D:
> and the compact flash E:.

You need to pass an hdblah=geometry for the compact flash drive. Its not
passed by the BIOS, the drive itself doesnt support geometry commands and
out of range accesses crash the flashdisk controller 8)