I am trying to run BT2 off VMWare workstation on windows XP. I got it booting off the Iso perfectly fine, but it does not recognize my PCMCIA card. I assumed that this is because my card, a netgear MA521 w/ realtek 8180 chipset, isn't compatible with linux or BT2. After reading about, I am thinking of purchasing a PCMCIA Netgear WG511T Card... But when I'm reading and searching the tutorial section, I saw a post saying that a PCMCIA card will have no chance of being recognized via a VMWare boot. Is that true? If so, how can I run BT2 on my machine with a PCMCIA card? Do I have to ditch VMWare and go for booting off a CD? (I ran out of blank CD's so I tried VMWare first XD) Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
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Well thanks for the answers. Sorry that I "didn't" search, even though I did say that I searched around the forum and I did say that I indeed saw a post that says PCMCIA did not work. I only started this thread because there were so many of these questions, that there was no real solid answer that I could rely on... as it wasn't in any of the stickies or tutorial & guides definitively. Plus, as you said, it kept being asked, so I thought perhaps this was a fixable problem. As a hobbyist new to this thing, I didn't want to take a chance so I started a thread to verify what I derived to be true from the search function. Or maybe I was so tired last night that I was paranoid about being wrong.... so I posted a question that I already found an answer to, albeit unverified. Either way, sorry about posting such an overasked question, I thought the newbie area would be more forgiving . Thanks again!