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Old 04-06-2006, 09:23 PM   #1
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How disable PCMCIA at install? Or manual partitioning on Etch


I know how to disable acpi and apic when I install a distro, but now I am having a problem with my PCMCIA. How do I disable it? nopcmcia? pcmcia=off ??

I am able to skip this by doing a expert installation and telling it to skip the detection of Pc card, but then after that, I only have the auto partitioning option. Which I dont want because it says it will format the whole drive.

So I'd like to know if I can either disable PCMCIA at boot or manual partition on expert mode (Which should be standard since it's expert mode.... I think at least, anyways!)

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 04-06-2006, 09:51 PM   #2
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su -
chkconfig --level 2345 pcmcia off
 
Old 04-06-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
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yeah but the system is not booted.... Im installing it...
 
Old 04-07-2006, 06:28 AM   #4
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bumpyti bump.....
 
Old 04-07-2006, 03:20 PM   #5
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Think its as simple as setting nopcmcia

Read that somewhere, I am going to try it now.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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ok pcmcia is fine now, but still it wont let me manual partition my hard disk.

It says that all data will be wiped.... Does anybody here know how to do a manualk partition of Debian Etch 3.2?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:48 PM   #7
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guys?

............I feel so cold and alone in the dark..... lol
 
Old 04-08-2006, 10:32 AM   #8
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You have to be more specific about things. What do you mean by it won't let you manually partition it? What distribution are you installing anyway?
 
Old 04-08-2006, 11:39 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Does anybody here know how to do a manualk partition of Debian Etch 3.2?

Be more specific.... At the stage when it asks you to partition your hard drive, it only states "automatic partitioning". When I choose this option, it says that all data on my HD will be wiped off. On any other distro Ive used, there is alway an option where you can manual edit the partition. I do not want Debian to take my whole HD because I have XP on it. I want it to install on /dev/sda8 .... not take the whole hd that's all.

Hope it clears things...
 
Old 04-09-2006, 09:45 AM   #10
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Does the partition that XP resides on consume the entire hard drive? Or did you leave extra for the Linux partition? If the XP partition is using the entire hard drive you won't be able to repartition it using Debian's partitioning tool without screwing your XP installation up. You will need something like Partition magic for that job. If you did leave room for the Linux partition, such as /dev/sda8, and there's no data on it, why are you worried about wiping it? I've never installed Debian, but every other distro I've used allows me to select which partition to use, even if it's an automatic partition.
 
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Yeah, I know but this one didnt ask me where to put it. Its like everything or nothing....
 
  


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