Re: [pc110] [PC110] Network card with harddrive?

Alan Cox (alan nospam at
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 15:42:18 +0100 (BST)

> CAN you use the network with a PCMCIA hard drive in the other slot?
> (Or a FLASH ATA card.)

On Linux at least you can do. The Linux PCMCIA is bright enough to follow
the rules about pre-initialised devices. It realises the card has an owner
and leaves well alone.

> The PC110 has an interesting level of BIOS support for the PCMCIA slots.
> If you are using an ATA card as a BIOS device in one slot, you are very
> constrained as to what will run on the other slot. If you load the
> full PCMCIA drivers, you lose BIOS ATA support, which can be
> problematic if the card was a boot device.

This sounds like some kind of windows driver problem. You may be forced to
use CF on Windows if so.