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Old 10-25-2004, 09:05 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0 PCMCIA WLAN s/u problem

Hello all, I just installed Mandrake 10.0 via my PCMCIA CDROM (since Mandrake 10.0 does not support USB CDROM install) on my thinkpad 240 laptop. I have a 802.11 b PCMCIA wireless card that I want to use, and held off installing it due to the CDROM needing access to the only PCMCIA port during install. Now with the system up and running I want to configure the wireless card in the PCMCIA port. When I go to the configure tool it sees the wireless card in the port and begins setup. THE PROBLEM ---- During the config process it asked me to insert CD1 of the install CD set into the PCMCIA CDROM -- which now of course is unplugged to make way for the wireless card. Mandrake defaults to the drive that was used to install the OS, even though that drive is no longer connected and the USB CDROM is up and running. How do I get around this?? Thanks for your help.
Old 10-30-2004, 04:55 PM   #2
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Maybe find out if it's possible to mount an .iso image of the CD and have that masquerade as the cdrom?
Theres gotta be a way to do this...
I don't know if this is possible - just trying to 'think outside the box' (i just saw a pizza hut commercial, sorry for the stupid idiom).
Old 11-09-2004, 01:17 AM   #3
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Did anybody find a solution to this?

I have a similar issue where the install works fine from cd-rom, my usb-stick is available etc.
Now if I "urpmi kernel-source" it recognises the dev/sda0 but will not read. Something about can't eject etc
I am able to view the CD from the desktop though...

Let me add that this did work on previous installs.

Old 11-15-2004, 03:47 AM   #4
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The easy way

To solve the issue with usb removable (stick / memory / etc) enter the system configuration from KDE.
From here you configure / format the partition sda.

You can also pick up the cd-rom in the configuration panel.

Hope this helps


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