I have been trying to get my pcmcia service running for a day. After reviewing lots of information I ended up here and
made a change that got it working so I thought I would put a
note here unless anyone else has the same problem.
The solution was provided by david hinds to judah milgram which was:
use PCIP_OPTS="do_pci_scan=0" in /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia.
I did not have the do_pci_scan option available in my i82365 but I used "do_pci_probe=0" which worked.
The problem I was having (in case anyone has the same problem and looks here) was:
I use a Toshiba Tecra 700CT with RH6.2. I suspect that the problem is the same for other kernels because I couldn't install using my network card to our ftp server (I don't have a CD) and I tried RH5.2, 6.1 and 6.2.
So after creating a 700MB win partition and copy RedHat to it. I rebooted to dos and ran autoboot and installed from my partition. (I don't have a lot of space at the moment). I hoped that one I had Linux running I'd have better luck with the pcmcia. (not as much as I'd hoped but at least it came eventually).
I was getting the following error:
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.8 Kernel build: 2.2.14-5.0 #1 Tues Mar 7 20:53:41 EST 2000 options: [pci][cardbus][apm] Intel PCIC probe: <5> Bad bridge mapping at 0xffeff000! not found ds: no socket drivers loaded!
I wondered whether it was the cardbus mucking things up and I suspect it was but at that stage I didn't know how to kill it. I notice now that when I boot the PCIC probe identifies my pcmcia as: Intel i82365sl 8 step ISA-to-PCMCIA at ....
What was happening was that pcmcia_core was loaded but then i82365 failed and susequently so did ds and then cardmgr exited becuase there were no pcmcia devices.
Hope this helps someone else.
Now if only I knew how to fix my pcmcia.img so that it reflected this option I would be able to do a decent install via my network card and free up the 700mb partition that I have the rpms on.