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Old 09-26-2004, 01:01 AM   #1
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ieee 1394 hang after installation

First up this is a great forum. I am new to Linux and have found out more great information just browsing for the answer to my question than I ever thought possible--Thanks for that. Anyway it getting late and I'm beat at trying to find if anyone had a similar problem or if an answer exists out there so I need to ask!

I'm installing Fedora 1 on an HP laptop (I know I know, probably not good right up front but...) and the actual installation goes well

Grub then does it's job and offers me the option for my XP installation or the Fedora installation. Then just after the "setting up local disks" note the system hangs. I fornd that the hang happened while "initializing firewire controller (ohci1394)".

The same thing happened during a time I was messing with SuSE and I was able to step through the SuSE installation and skip the ieee1394 access which worked.

With all that said; now my question

Is there a way to step through the Fedora installation to jump over the ieee1394 stuff?

Lacking this capability, what steps should I follow to prevent the attempted initialization after installation and during startup?

Thanks in advance for any help

Old 09-27-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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Did you try putting "nofirewire" (without the quotes) at the end of the 'kernel' line in grub at boot time?
You should be able to hit 'E' to edit the grub boot parameters.

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Thanks for replying. I just tried the idea with the same result--it gets to "probing for new hardware" then stops. I apparently did a messy shut down at some point because during one boot, it jumped to the text mode to offer a system integrity check. In the text mode it gets to "enabling swap space:" with a reported [OK] for that step...then locks. Not sure what the next reported step would be but I suspect it's the hardware probe.

Still wondering!

Thanks for your help and idea though--I'm already starting to like Linux just for the community feel. Kind of feels like the early 80s with the old C64, COCO, TI, etc user groups

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this is what I had to put in the boot options to pass a command to the kernel before booting put nohotplug
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Thanks but it didn't work! It still gets to the same point then locks! I even tried a combination of your idea along with the nofirewire idea from mjmwired--same result. Let me make sure I'm doing this correctly--I put the "no..."commands at the end of the "Kernal..." line in the GRUB editor- correct?



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