I just got the same thing and I've spent the last 3 hours fiddling around trying to TinyXP to boot off of it with no success. Drive 1969-011 and PC Card 00K1084. I've got the PC Card driver 1.01 (2002/03/18) from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... KK4XU.html
... extracted it in DOS mode, it FORCES you to extract it to a 1.44MB floppy! Wrote the lines in CONFIG.SYS on a W98SE boot disk. The driver installation succeeds, but ultimately fails to be assigned a drive letter.
Closest I got was using PLOP boot manager ( http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html
) off the USB. It sees my USB Optiarc DVDRW drive and tries to boot but it just sticks at the blinking cursor. This BM specifically says no PCMCIA support.
Gonna do it the "normal" way - extract the HD and put an nLite'd i386 directory on it to install.
My intention ultimately was to try to run it on a CF card as all I'm using the 240 is a data monitoring laptop.
Ok so you modified the CONFIG.SYS file, but did you add MSCDEX.EXE to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file? If not then you need to do so.
For example if your CONFIG.SYS file has a line that looks something like this:
Then you will need to add this line to you AUTOEXEC.BAT FILE
It goes without saying that you will also need the MSCDEX.EXE file on your boot disk as well. Basically you load the driver in CONFIG.SYS and the MSCDEX.EXE assigns it a drive letter and name. Without loading MSCDEX.EXE, you will not have a drive letter for the CD-ROM drive and thus you will not be able to access it from DOS.