RE: Hot PCI bus plugging

Daniel Lucq (
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 16:59:27 +0100 (CET)

> [] wrote:
> > Is it possible to use a PCI or ISA card, that is inserted while
> > the system is running, without rebooting?
> ISA: I don't know.
For what it's worth: I tried this some time ago (with an ISA network
card), but it failed. The system froze immediately after I inserted the
card, so I assume the bus wasn't amused by the whole operation (fyi: the
system was an old Acer 80486; plain ISA, no VLB or some such thing). Same
thing when I "hot-removed" a card (with the appropriate drivers
having been unloaded prior to the operation).


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Daniel G.H. Lucq Member of the IEEE

Assistent/PhD student/researcher/sysadmin
Department ELIS / Speech lab
University of Ghent, Belgium

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