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My first attempt with Linux. Trying to install from CD via the PCMCIA slot. I can't find the PCMCIA listed when I use ls \ dev at the command line. ...
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    My first attempt with Linux. Trying to install from CD via the PCMCIA slot. I can't find the PCMCIA listed when I use ls \ dev at the command line. Am I wasting my time with the old laptop?

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    I assume you meant /dev? The PCMCIA slot will not likely show up there - it is an extension of the system bus. If you plug a device (card) into it, then it should show up as the appropriate device. I have an esata pcmcia card that I use in my Dell D630, and it works like that. I plug it in, then plug in a drive, and voila, the drive appears in /dev!
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    Hi.

    If you're looking for the first CDROM, you'll find it at /dev/sr0, no matter it's IDE, SATA, USB or PCMCIA.

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