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Old 10-27-2003, 11:52 AM   #1
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PCMCIA and boot order


i'm running RH 9 on a dell laptop. my internal network card went belly up and i didn't feel like parting with my laptop for the 4 weeks it would take for the company to ship it off and fix the card. so, i bought a cheap pcmcia card. it works fine, but here is the problem:

with the current boot order, the kernel attempts to start the network interface before enabling the pcmcia card. i need to know how to change the boot order so that the pcmcia card is started as early as possible. right now, i can't configure nfs or a variety of other network services because the computer *thinks* there is no working network interface during boot.

thanks in advance for any help people can give.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:07 PM   #2
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Well I know how to do it manually in Mandrake, so it might be the same in RH...

you need to go to /etc/rc.d/rc#.d where # is the runlevel you are running at (3 boots into console, 5 boots into X...I usually change both.

In those directories are a bunch of links named S##whatever service and K##whatever service.

## = the order which it will either start (S links) or stop (K links).

So just make sure that for S##pcmcia that the number is less than the number for S##network and you should be fine.

(ie: for me, I had S10network and S11pcmcia and I just switched them...ie renamed the links to S11network and s10pcmcia and all was good)
 
Old 10-27-2003, 04:49 PM   #3
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OMG, genuis. THANK YOU SO MUCH. i really appreciate it.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 07:42 PM   #4
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far from it.

its not genius...just to continual wrenching of experience.

Remember, when things go wrong, there's usually something you can learn from it.
 
  


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