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Old 11-13-2004, 10:01 PM   #1
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Boot Freezes in Mandrake 10.1


Hey Gang,

Trying out Mandrake 10.1. It installed great. I was having some problems with install freezing, but then I typed "linux noapic nolapic" at the boot prompt and everything was fine. It detected everything. X started and looked great.

BUT, when I tried to reboot, the screen froze at "starting PCMIA"

Upon repeated attempts, it froze at initializing "firewire controller"

The only way for me to get out of this locked nightmare is to hold down the power button.

Anybody have any idea how I can get my system to skip over these items and just boot?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 11-14-2004, 03:38 AM   #2
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do you need these services? I know i'm using a desktop PC which still tries to load the laptop card stuff. I think there is a hotkey to skip in boot, i'll see if i can find what it is.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:07 AM   #3
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well if you're not using a laptop, I can think of no conceivable reason to have the pcmcia facility running.

if you're lucky, you may be able to change that in the mandrake control centre. I don't recall if it would be in the boot section elsewhere, but there's usually a list of stuff that starts at boot and you should be able to switch stuff on/off (@ boot that is.)

May help ?

regards

John
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:19 AM   #4
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can you use the failsafe boot? its an option at lilo if I remember correctly. this might get you into X so you can configure your settings. if you end up in a single user try "init 4"
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:49 PM   #5
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Switched to GRUB - still some issues

Hey guys,

First of all, thanks for the help. I was unable to enter interactive mode under LILO, because you only have a 1-second window and it's very difficult to hit it on time. So I re-installed and switched my bootloader to GRUB (great decision).

The thing is, I AM using a laptop, so it's strange that I am still having trouble with PCMCIA. Again, when I try to boot in graphical mode, the boot process stalls and freezes at "starting PCMCIA."

I am able to avoid this problem by booting in failsafe. The PCMCIA loads just fine. Any ideas as to how I can get this thing working in the graphical boot? Many thanks. Best.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 03:09 PM   #6
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I'm having the same problem when having my wlan card in the pcmcia slot. It boots fine with it removed, but as soon as I insert it the system freeze until I remove it. Very wierd, and veru disturbing.

 
Old 11-20-2004, 05:30 AM   #7
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just an idea but there might be an update for it, if you can get into the controll center and do that it might be worth a shot.
another vague idea try docking out the "something-or-other=silent" under your bootloader options. should give you a semi graphic boot.
 
  


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