Re: [pc110] PCMCIA cards with PC110

Alan Cox (alan nospam at
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:29:26 +0000 (GMT)

> But once booted from lower PCMCIA slot linux doesn't recognize it in
> the upper slot. It gives me timeout error and finally I have switch it
> off. So, I can not do swaping disk with other cards. And each time I
> want to use some card I have to reboot with disk inserted into the
> extender.

The BIOS only sets up one slot as the standard IDE emulation, so you
effectively pull the disk out and reinstall it elsewhere. This does work
if you boot without a hard disk in as the disk is then PCMCIA managed and
swappable but you need to unmount before removing it currently.

It also seems to throw the APM because the BIOS will sit around trying
to shutdown a drive that moved.