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Old 04-19-2004, 08:18 PM   #1
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Problem with boot up and Sierra AirCard 750.

Hello. I'm working on a project that involves a PC/104 board and a Sierra AirCard 750. The AirCard 750 works fine in my laptop (in both Windows and Linux). When I use it on the PC/104 board, the system gets caught at the 'NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.' line and then reboots. Right now, I am running kernel version 2.4.20 and have the PCMCIA support compiled into the kernel.

Below is a listing of the messages on boot.

Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
Copyright (C) 2001, ZF Micro Devices, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ZFx86 BIOS Version 1.04 (PN 270-0012-0104ad)
Copyright 1985-2000 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reserved
Octagon Systems 2050 Release: V1.02-4/23/03

CPU = ZFx86 128 MHz
637K System RAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Fixed Disk 0: SanDisk SDCFB-32

2050 INT 17h BIOS extension v1.24 Copyright (c) 1995-2003, Octagon Systems
System Configuration Data updated
Datalight FlashFx
V4.05.315 386 DOS
Copyright (c) 1993-2000
Patent US#5860082
Octagon Systems V2.06 - 2050
2MB AMD Flash detected in SSD1

GRUB Loading stage1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait...

GRUB version 0.93 (625K lower / 31744K upper memory)

0: Linux
1: Rescue

Use the ^ and v keys or numbers to select an entry.
Press enter to boot the selected OS, 'e' to edit the
commands before booting, or 'c' for a command-line.

Entry 0 will be booted automatically in 1 seconds.
Booting 'Linux'

root (hd0,1)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
testload /.boot-normal
Whole file:
Partial read 1:
Partial read 2:
Header1 = 0x0, next = 0x0, next = 0x0, next = 0x0
Header2 = 0x1010101, next = 0x1010101, next = 0x1010101, next = 0x1010101
Max is 0x10ac0: i=0x0, filepos=0x0
testload /sbin/init
Whole file: [30486,0,512][30487,0,512][30488,0,512][30489,0,512][30490,0,512][3
Partial read 1: [30486,0,7][30486,7,256][30486,263,16][30486,279,233][30487,0,5
Partial read 2: [30486,0,512][30487,0,512][30488,0,512][30489,0,512][30490,0,51
Header1 = 0x464c457f, next = 0x10101, next = 0x0, next = 0x0
Header2 = 0x464c457f, next = 0x10101, next = 0x0, next = 0x0
Max is 0x10ac0: i=0x699c, filepos=0x699c
testload /etc/inittab
Whole file: [36548,0,512][36549,0,512][36550,0,292]
Partial read 1: [36548,0,7][36548,7,256][36548,263,16][36548,279,233][36549,0,5
Partial read 2: [36548,0,512][36549,0,512][36550,0,292]
Header1 = 0x20230a23, next = 0x74696e69, next = 0x20626174, next = 0x20202020
Header2 = 0x20230a23, next = 0x74696e69, next = 0x20626174, next = 0x20202020
Max is 0x10ac0: i=0x524, filepos=0x524
root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /bzImage ro root=/dev/hda2 ide=nodma ramdisk_size=0 noinitrd console=tty
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0xa00, size=0xc5f03]

Linux version 2.4.20 (root@localhost.localdomain) (gcc version 3.3.2 20031022 (R
ed Hat Linux 3.3.2-1)) #9 Mon Apr 19 17:02:16 EDT 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009c400 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009c400 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000d0000 - 00000000000d4000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e7400 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000002000000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
user-defined physical RAM map:
user: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009c400 (usable)
user: 000000000009c400 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
user: 00000000000d0000 - 00000000000d4000 (reserved)
user: 00000000000e7400 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
user: 0000000000100000 - 0000000002000000 (usable)
32MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 8192
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 4096 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/hda2 ide=nodma ramdisk_size=0 noinitrd console
=ttyS0,38400n8 mem=32768K
ide_setup: ide=nodmaIDE: Prevented DMA
Initializing CPU#0
Calibrating delay loop... 51.09 BogoMIPS
Memory: 30180k/32768k available (1089k kernel code, 2188k reserved, 427k data, 8
0k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Dentry cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
CPU: Cyrix Cx486DX2
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (
mtrr: detected mtrr type: none
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9dc, last bus=0
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router default [1078/0400] at 00:12.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 00:00.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.11 <>
Starting kswapd
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
devfs: v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(ed)
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(f4)
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI IS
APNP enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
smapi::smapi_init, ERROR invalid usSmapiID
mwave: tp3780i::tp3780I_InitializeBoardData: Error: SMAPI is not available on th
is machine
mwave: mwavedd::mwave_init: Error: Failed to initialize board data
mwave: mwavedd::mwave_init: Error: Failed to initialize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device 92, VID=1078, DID=0402
PCI_IDE: chipset revision 1
PCI_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1040-0x1047, BIOS settings: hdaio, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1048-0x104f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddio
hda: SanDisk SDCFB-32, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: 62720 sectors (32 MB) w/1KiB Cache, CHS=490/4/32
Partition check:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3
SLIP: version 0.8.4-NET3.019-NEWTTY (dynamic channels, max=256) (6 bit encapsula
tion enabled).
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California.
SLIP linefill/keepalive option.
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 0K size 1024 blocksize
eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker
eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin <saw@sa> and others
eth0: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet, 00:20:0B:00:71:5C, IRQ 10.
Board assembly ffffff-255, Physical connectors present: RJ45 BNC AUI MII
Primary interface chip unknown-15 PHY #31.
Secondary interface chip i82555.
General self-test: passed.
Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
Internal registers self-test: passed.
ROM checksum self-test: passed (0xdbd8681d).
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
PPP Deflate Compression module registered
PPP BSD Compression module registered
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus]
Intel PCIC probe:
Cirrus PD672x ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
host opts [0]: [ring] [65/6/0] [1/15/0]
host opts [1]: [ring] [65/6/0] [1/15/0]
ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12 polling interval = 1000 ms
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 2048 bind 4096)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.


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