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Old 09-20-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
booyabazooka
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Boot stops at PCIC probe (PCMCIA detection?)


I'm on a fresh install of Slackware 10 on an eMachines M6809.

The boot sequence stops right here:

Starting PCMCIA services:
<Probing for PCIC: edit /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia>


The machine has one PCMCIA slot with nothing in it.

Any help on getting this system to boot would be lovely.

edit - upon further inspection (booting from install disc 1), there is no rc.pcmcia file.
edit - this thread mentions a similar (unresolved) problem.

Last edited by booyabazooka; 09-20-2004 at 07:31 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 08:16 PM   #2
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my inclination would be to boot insto single and disable the pcmcia service from the default runlevel. slackware handles its init scripts in some funky way, though, so i'm not positive how to do this with your distro.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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hmm.. cursory googlage makes it seem as though there's some master script (rc.S) that in turn invokes rc.pcmcia BEFORE entering any runlevels. if that's true, then if the rc.pcmcia script is missing, as you say, then rc.S would keep trying to run it without success. can't imagine where the script would have gone though. unfortunately, i couldn't immediately find an example of slackware init scripts to read through on google. i might consider copying this post into the slackware forum, though, 'cause most of us lesser mortals are reared on System V init scripts and haven't got much of a sense of how slack boots i still think your ultimate goal should be killing the pcmcia service, since you're not using it anyway.

hope you find someone more helpful than me...
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Old 09-20-2004, 08:39 PM   #4
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Problem solved...

Boot into single-user mode by appending "single" to the command at the LILO prompt

boot: Linux single

Disable access to the file...

chmod 000 /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia

Reboot as normal.

(rc.pcmcia wasn't actually gone, btw; I'm an idiot.)




Now I guess I'm just hosed if I ever need to use a pcmcia card, huh? How would I fix this?

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