date: 30 Sep 2004
Preliminary "imperfect but workable" solution
For instructions on how to modify your "stock" Fedora Core 2 installation on a PCMCIA/PC Card slot equipped notebook PC, see:
Watch for updates!
Beginning with RedHat 7, Linux kernel version 2.4 became the standard kernel in the RedHat distribution. Unfortunately, some of the lesser-used memory card drivers have not been ported to the Linux 2.4 kernel drivers (see comments by David Hinds on 2.4 kernel issues with PCMCIA). Thus the default kernels from RedHat (and others) will not handle "raw" memory cards directly. Support is still available as part of the standalone PCMCIA package. This requires "tweaking" the kernel and rebuilding it, installing the latest pcmcia-cs package from sourceforge.net, then a couple of minor setup changes to RedHat startup files.
For instructions on how to modify your "stock" RedHat 9 installation on a PCMCIA/PC Card slot equipped notebook PC, see:
NOTE: These instructions probably work for RedHat Enterprise Linux, RedHat 7.x and RedHat 8 as well, though this is untested.
RedHat 6.2 is really obsolete now, but is fairly easy to set up, so here's the info: