Confused about PnP
Perusing the pre-installation guide for Mandrake 91. I see the following statement:
"... In order for Linux to recognize plugíníplay devices, your BIOS must be configured to initialize them.
... The option to look for is often called PNP OS installed (or PlugíníPlay OS installed). Set this option to No and the BIOS will then initialize any plugíníplay devices... "
So, I'm confused. Linux can recognise PnP devices - great. But you have to switch *off* PnP in the BIOS for it to work? That seems illogical to me, although I may have missed the point.
Can anyone clarify this?