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Old 06-17-2003, 03:40 PM   #1
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New Problem


I have managed to solve the installation problem i had here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...542#post340542

Now I have another problem. The cause of the last problem was it was trying to load the pcmcia driver before the main installation. So i disabled it using linux nopcmcia at the main boot screen.

Now that linux has finally installed.... it goes to start the pcmcia up on startup and crashes again. I need to use pcmcia devices, so this cant be disabled in the bios, plus cant do that anyway because it dont give me the option to.

How do you get around this?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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what errors do you get when pcmcia 'crashes' ?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:45 PM   #3
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when it is starting pcmcia:

just hangs and locks system up, no messages
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:47 PM   #4
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Ok....so you need to boot no pcmcia and then try and start it from the command line like so (as root):

/etc/init.d/pcmcia start

(although it may be different somewhat depending on your distro...what distribution do you have?)
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:49 PM   #5
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I just got redhat 9 installed...

I need to do something as it is booting up it tries to load pcmcia up before it lets me press I to enter interactive mode etc
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:54 PM   #6
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I've had that problem....but usually its just timing, pressing I and getting booted

Once booted, try what I said and it should give you an error message...something you can use to solve the problem
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:55 PM   #7
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When i press 'I' to go into interactive, it gives me a message saying "going into interactive mode", but before it does, it tries to start the pcmcia
 
Old 06-17-2003, 05:34 PM   #8
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really p*ssed of now, installed redhat 8, goes through the install with out any boot param's unlike redhat 9. However, when the system boots for the first time after the installation gues what..... halts and crashes on "starting pcmcia"

This is doing my t*tties in, and thinking of going over to windows xp.

The only thing I can do is access the options in grub right at the beginning. Is there anything there i can do to stop the pcmcia from starting.


Pressing I to go into interactive mode is pointless... before it enters, it tries to start pcmcia up...

PLEASE HELP, IM A MAN ON THE EDGE AND READY TO BREAK SOMETHING.......
 
  


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