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after torture trying to even get redhat 9 to install on my hp laptop computer,i found myself even more problems. I just finished installing redhat 9, and when it boots into redhat at the beggining were it shows you all the stuff loading and says ok for all that stuff i ran into some problems, first it said that it couldn't find a internet connection so it said failed for that, but the rest of linux would load, but it would come to a blue screen that had a box saying yes or no, but it didn't have any questions or anything just a yes or no, and if i click yes it says a bunch of problems it had, and if i click no it asks me a login name and password, which i didn't assign or anything. So i thought maybe no internet connection was the problem, so i plugged it in, and now when it loads all the stuff at the beggining it just freezes on loading pcmcia cards or what ever, please help because ive been trying to get linux on here for like a week with nothing but problems.
Dang man....Youve been having all kinds of problems trying to get this up and running. Sorry about that. For the internet connection problem, do you have anything connected to the ethernet port on you laptop?? Do you even have an ethernet port on your laptop?? One more thing, did you assign a root password when you installed RH9?? I will try my best to help you out, I just need all of the info .
Okay, Im terribly sorry for posting 3 times in a row, but what you need to do is see if you can hit the I button whenever the "press I for interactive startup" thing appears. If you can do that just skip the pcmcia card detection when you get to it. Once you get in, you can read your log files to determine whats going on. Another thing to do (if you are using GRUB) is press e (in GRUB) to edit your boot settings, and then go to where it says "kernel blah blah" and press e again. Then go to the end and put " 3". Then you will be able to boot into text mode to get those files.
lol, thanks im gunna try what you said about booting up and skipping the pcmia slot detection thing, see if that works. So far im starting to get pissed off. lol but im gunna keep trying, thnx for all ur help in all my problems ive had so far.