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Old 12-16-2003, 11:44 PM   #1
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Pcmcia freeze at startup

I've just installed Mandrake 9.2 on my new hp4430us, the install has run fine but when i startup it stops at starting pcmcia and i don't have any cards.


Old 12-17-2003, 04:54 AM   #2
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I dont know about mandrake, but be patient and give the module time to load - maybe 10 min - go drink a coffee - and if it has been loaded or failed to load, but mandrake has started, go to the settings and disable pcmcia.

I had this problem after I took off my wireless lan card from my laptop, and it froze when it was time to load it. I just waited some time,slackware was started, and after that commented the lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.local which activate my wireless lan.


Last edited by Belize; 12-17-2003 at 04:56 AM.
Old 12-17-2003, 05:00 AM   #3
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you could also try the no hotplug and no usb options at boot


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