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[tlug-digest] Re: [tlug] PC Card Slot memory suddenly unusable. "invalid block device"

Thanks for the suggestions Jim. Nothing in syslog, and somehow the 
system cannot even find my hde. I cannot access my compact flash card, 
even with dd. It gives:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hde bs=512 count=1
dd: opening `/dev/hde': No such device or address

I begged another flash card from my wife to test, and sure enough, it 
will not work either.

So, I guess that attempted install of sane last week, which I aborted 
because it was trying to replace the kernal (and aptitude nicely warned 
me), maybe messed up my pcmcia support?

Yikes, it seems so easy to just blow yourself out of the water. Is there 
any way to check to see if I have the support?

When I look at /var/log/aptitude, I cannot tell what actually happened. 
It says

[REMOVE, DEPENDENCIES] kernel-image-2.4.27-1-386
[REMOVE, DEPENDENCIES] kernel-pcmcia-modules-2.4.27-1-386

If I ask aptitude to install the kernel-pcmcia, it says it will

Install these new packages

initrd-tools kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386 kernel-pcmcia-modules-2.4.27-2-386

Do I really want to install a new kernel image? Is this normal, or the 
warning from aptitude when I tried to install sane, that I should not do 
it unless I really know what I am doing, correct.

thanks for any advice,

David Riggs

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