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Old 07-06-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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HELP! I only can login with devfs=nomount, so later no CDR or USBs

RAM (Mo) : 512MB DDR-
CPU : Athlon XP-M - 2600+
Connection : ADSL-Ethernet
Hard disk : Toshi - 60Gb
CD / DVD ROM : Ricoh
Video card : Mobility Radeon 9600 - 64MB DDR-R
Sound card : AC from KT 400(A)
Network : Ethernet KT400(A)
SCSI : 1 - none
XP-Home on dual boot

I only can login with devfs=nomount, so when i'm inside the thing i cannot access DVD+RW/CDRW combo drive, i cannot access the embutted card reader (smartmedia, sd, stick, etc.) which is USB plugged internal device.

And probably many more devices I probably cannot access but still haven't checked.

This is the ONLY way I can access to login on my laptop, is there a way i can solve this?

If I don't put devfs=nomount, the boot of MDK10 hangs on "Checking for new hardware"

Old 07-08-2004, 03:18 PM   #2
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Mandrake has some service that sharts at boot time called kudzu (or so) this does "new hardware detection". try stopping this service, apparently it causes trouble with devfs. I never undestood what kudzu is good for, so I guess, there is not much point in using it...

besides: what kernel are you using?


Old 07-08-2004, 03:34 PM   #3
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i stopped ahrdware detection... in chkconfig, ... no more "Checking for new hardware" hang...

but now i alwyas ahve to manually mount and umount my CD drive...

As well my cards must be nmounted and umount mannually..

my kernel is 2.6.3-7mdk


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