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Old 12-26-2002, 09:03 PM   #1
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Laptop installagtion problems


Hey all, i'm havin some serious problems with my new laptop and linux. No matter what distro im using (tried rh8, mandrake8,9) the install hangs when trying to initialize the pcmcia. The laptop is a Compaq 906us. Any Ideas? If you need more information, feel free to ask...
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:32 AM   #2
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www.linux-on-laptops.com will tell you if anyone else has installed linux on that laptop or the problems they had doing...
 
Old 12-27-2002, 08:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link, but I already checked there. They don't have my exact laptop so i tried some of the tips for similar models, nothing worked. I tried the mandrake install again and wrote down the error. In first stage install, the screen says enabling PCMCIA extension cards and across the middle of the screen i get :
Bank 3: <large hex num> at <another large hex num, mem addy i assume>
Kernel panic: Unable to contiune
Obviously something is going seriously wrong here, hope this gives someone a clue as to whats up.
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Old 12-27-2002, 10:45 PM   #4
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the mystery deepens

somehow rh8 has gotten past the pcmcia initialization. Now it asks for install location cdrom or harddisk, i choose cdrom of course and it doesn't find it, im stuck at that screen. Im beginning to think that this is going to be a Windoze only lappy
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