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installing OPENBSD via PCMCIA.



Hello,
	I'm thinking to put OpenBSD on my Winbook XP5 laptop. It is
	P75 with 16mb ram, floppy and NO cd-rom. It is got 
	"Vadem" ISA2PCMCIA contoller and two "Live Wire" NICs by 
	"New Media". Since there's no CD, I would like to install linux on
	it via ftp or nfs, so I need to be able to use NIC's off install
	floppy.

I have tried to boot floppy27.fs, floppyC28.fs and AFAICT in either case
"Vadem" chip and for that matter the NIC's itself were not detected during
boot.

i386.html hardware list does not mention those NIC's as supported. 

I went over misc_(_at_)_oepnbsd_(_dot_)_org archives and seems the Vadem chip might be
supported, but it is not clear for me if this means install kernels or
your own custom kernel. No mentions of my NICs though.

Those NICs are supported by LINUX's PCMCIA package for like 5 years and
they had worked well for me under linux. Below is relevant info.

And the question is : what are my chances of putting OpenBSD on this
laptop and of it being able to make good use of those NIC's? I need it in
networking setup, so if those NIC's are not working reliably there's no
point for me to change OS.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
dmesg
------------------------------------
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.0.14
  kernel build: 2.2.12-20 #1 Mon Sep 27 10:25:54 EDT 1999
  options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Intel PCIC probe: 
  Vadem VG-469 ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
    host opts [0]: none
    host opts [1]: none
    ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12 status change on irq 11
eth0: nmclan: port 0x120, irq 3, Auto port, hw_addr 00:C0:15:01:5A:81
eth1: nmclan: port 0x140, irq 5, Auto port, hw_addr 00:C0:15:01:60:C5
------------------------------------------------------------------------
cardctl ident
------------------------------------
Socket 0:
  product info: "New Media Corporation", "Ethernet", "MACE"
  manfid: 0x0057, 0x1004
  function: 6 (network)
Socket 1:
  product info: "New Media Corporation", "Ethernet", "MACE"
  manfid: 0x0057, 0x1004
  function: 6 (network)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
what's written on the card itself :-)
------------------------------------
New Media
Ethernet Lan Adapter
Live Wire 
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Adam
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