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3/18/2002
DOS PCMCIA driver diskette [DSKEXE]

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1.01
3/18/2002
This package provides PC Card functionality for the DOS environment. Although the device driver supports PCMCIA Socket Service/Card Service interface release 2.10, this package is primarily designed to install
an operating system via a portable CD-ROM and/or a network, therefore only the following PC Cards have been tested.

PC Cards that have been tested:
- PN 00K1084 IDE card with IBM Portable CD/20X
- PN 72H4533 EtherJet 10BASE-T PC Card
- PN 85H3636 Turbo 16/4 Token Ring PC Card

Supported operating systems:
- PC-DOS 2000 (English version)
- MS-DOS 6.22
Additional information

Click here for instructions and limitations on downloading and creating the diskette.    

Contents
Supported Systems
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed
Technical Information
 
Supported Systems
  • ThinkPad 570E
  • ThinkPad A20m, A20p
  • ThinkPad A21m, A21p, A21e
  • ThinkPad A22m, A22p, A22e
  • ThinkPad A30, A30p
  • ThinkPad A31, A31p
  • ThinkPad G40, G41, G50
  • ThinkPad R30, R31, R32
  • ThinkPad R40, R40e
  • ThinkPad R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R51e, R52
  • ThinkPad R60, R60e
  • ThinkPad s31
  • ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23
  • ThinkPad T30
  • ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
  • ThinkPad T60, T60p
  • ThinkPad X20, X21, X22, X23, X24
  • ThinkPad X30, X31, X32
  • ThinkPad X40, X41, X41 Tablet, X60 Tablet
  • ThinkPad X60, X60s
  • ThinkPad Z60t, Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t
  • TransNote - ThinkPad i Series 1157
Summary of changes
Version 1.01
  • (New) Support ThinkPad A21m, A21p, A21e, T21, X20 and TransNote
  • (Fix) Can not use PC Cards on the recent BIOS of ThinkPad
  • (New) Support ThinkPad A22m, A22p, T22, X21
  • (New) Support ThinkPad A22e
  • (New) Support ThinkPad T23
  • (New) Support ThinkPad A30, A30p, X22
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R30, R31
  • (New) Support ThinkPad s31
  • (New) Support ThinkPad X23
  • (New) Support ThinkPad A31, A31p
  • (New) Support ThinkPad T30, X24
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R32
  • (New) Support ThinkPad X30
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R40
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R40e, T40, T40p, X31
  • (New) Support ThinkPad G40
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R50, T41
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R50p, T41p
  • (New) Support ThinkPad X40
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R50e, R51
  • (New) Support ThinkPad T42, T42p
  • (New) Support ThinkPad G41
  • (New) Support ThinkPad T43, T43p
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R52
  • (New) Support ThinkPad X32, X41
  • (New) Support ThinkPad X41 Tablet
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R51e, Z60m, Z60t
  • (New) Support ThinkPad T60, T60p, X60, X60s
  • (New) Support ThinkPad R60, R60e, Z61e, Z61m, Z61t
  • (New) Support ThinkPad Z61p, G50
  • (New) Support ThinkPad X60 Tablet

Version 1.00

  • (New) Initial release to ThinkPad 570E, A20m, A20p, T20 and i Series 1157.

Installation instructions
  1. Install DOS on the hard drive or diskette.
  2. Run this file to build the PCMCIA installation diskette.
  3. If necessary, backup the existing CONFIG.SYS file on the system you wish to install PCMCIA support, and then copy the CONFIG.SYS file located on the DOS PCMCIA installation diskette you just built to the root directory of the boot drive.
  4. Create a directory on the drive you just copied the CONFIG.SYS file to that will hold the actual drivers, e.g. MD C:\PCCARD
  5. Copy the other files located on the DOS PCMCIA installation diskette to directory you created in step 4.
  6. If necessary, modify the CONFIG.SYS file to match your current operating environment.
Note: This package is not supported by Software Installer.

Determining which version is installed
Check the date stamp of the IBMDOSCS.SYS file under \PCCARD directory.
For example, 1:01 means Version 1.01.
  • To determine if you have to update the PC Card driver or not, please refer to the "Summary of Changes" section.
  • To update the PC Card driver, please refer to the "Installation Guide" section.  
Technical Information
This package contains the following files:
  • IBMDOSCS.SYS : Card Services driver for DOS
  • IBMDSS14.SYS : Socket Services driver for DOS
  • DICRMU01.SYS : Resource Map Utility driver for DOS.
  • CONFIG.SYS : Sample file of CONFIG.SYS

Parameters of Resource Map Utility (DICRMU01.SYS) are the following:

/MA=xxxx-yyyySpecifies the address range available for Card Services and the PC Cards. This should be specified in the range from D000h to DFFFh.
Note: If EMM386 or another EMS memory manager is used, this area must be excluded from use by the memory manager. (For example: EMM386 X=xxxx-yyyy.)
/IX=nSpecifies the IRQ level (or levels) that should not be used by the PC Cards (where n=IRQ level). This parameter is used to avoid possible IRQ conflicts. The Resource Map Utility can automatically detect many IRQ's that are already in use, but may not detect all. Multiple IRQ's may be specified by separating them with a comma (,).
/SH=1This parameter enables the Shared IRQ for the built-in serial devices