Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Alex (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 13:06:38 EST

> Why an average
> (non-hacker) Aunt Tillie won't be satisfied with e.g. Red Hat or Madrake or
> whatever kernel or an update is just way beyond me.

Okay then lemme try to give you a reallife case... I *can* compile the
kernel perfectly alright, but let's face it, it can easily end up as a
medieval pain in the ***. The 2.2.20+reiserfs patch that I managed to
compile didnt swallow the reiserfs that my Suse7.3 linux actually
installed already. Well that's beyond ISA in this case but then here we
have a lot of old ISA-ethernetcards, for example, that I'd just simply
like to work properly....

Let's face the bare fact : Linux life could be *way* more comfortable...
This stupid Win2k or even *brrr* XP ^H^H^H detects all the hardware
fine when installing. Even ISA. So should Linux.

My 0.02c


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