I am new to linux and am trying to install slackware-12 from bootable DVD on a HP Pavillion DV8000 laptop. The install seems to go great but it hangs on reboot. The screen freezes on the line:
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x80f:_
Per the install FAQ I gather it is some sort of hardware issue and I tried to compile a different kernel using the syntax in the FAQ but all I get is some "not found" error. I had a little trouble trying to decipher what exactly the FAQ was trying to tell this noob to do!
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Found this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...istros-600174/
Which has the exact same trouble I am having. It appears that the specific hardware is likely the 5-in-1 media reader the laptop has. Two new questions then; 1) What is "lspci' that is mentioned and how to I view that information to confirm the problem, and 2) Can I edit out the 0x800-0x80f range in my /etc/pcmcia/config.opts from a boot disk? Thanks again.