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SubjectRe: 2.3 wish: integrate pcmcia into mainstream kernel

So the bios does set up carbus ide right. And so we only care about the case
where the bios knows enough to setup the carbus ide correctly?

On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 12:52:36PM -0400, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Jun 1999 yodaiken@chelm.cs.nmt.edu wrote:
>
> > >
> > > Except it doesn't work unless you can read the CD. Which you can't with
> > > the current PCMCIA approach.
> >
> > How do you boot up the kernel from CD if you can't read the cd?
>
> The bios read the CD and loads the kernel into memory along with an
> initial ram disk that has the userspace tools for locating and using the
> cdrom from within Linux.
>
> > > NOW do you see why I think a user-mode component is simply not acceptable
> > > for any basic functionality?
> >
> > The problem is clear. The solution of putting it kernel for testing seems
> > dubious and comes from a surprising source.

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