Re: [pc110]Linux -- Disregard last...(and read this)

Eric Fixler (fix nospam at
Thu, 5 Feb 1998 10:19:50 -0800

Sorry, I found a program on Simtel that gave me the geometry...

But I still have the same problems...

1) DE620 Pocket Ethernet. There are two lines in the readout, one
encouraging, one discouraging:

eth0: D-Link DE600 Pocket Adapter: not at I/O 0x378
D-Link DE620 Pocket Adapter, Ethernet Address 00:80:C8:74:42:AB (32k RAM, UTP)

So I boot from the Linux bootdisk and at the prompt type:


(Note: there are 2 optional parameters that I'm missing; wpcom and IRQ. I
don't know what wpcom is, and the detect sequence finds 2 IDE controllers,
at IRQ 14 AND 15, I don't know which is which)

And I get: No such image, [TAB] shows a list

When I tab, I get:
ramdisk big2 small2 drive2

I tried using 'mount' but to no avail. The 'Booting.txt' file gave me
little help.

I notice that I have hda1 and hdc1 and hdc3. When I try fdisk /dev/hdc3,
or anything with an integer appended, I get nonsense. As far as I can tell
hda is the HD and hdc is the internal flash.

Is there anyplace I can get more info on this stuff.

Sorry to be a pest; thanks for any help.


>Thanks to Alan and Mark for the quick help. I changed the port to LPT2 in
>the BIOS and now it comes up as LPT1 (?) at 0378h, IRQ 7. Hopefully this
>will work in the Linux setup.
>Anyone know a good DOS program for retrieving the drive geometries? FDISK
>doesn't give the info I need...
>thx much
>>> 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)
>Eric Fixler v:1-415/826-8650
>fix nospam at f:1-415/642-0565