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Old 03-14-2003, 09:24 PM   #1
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Redhat wont boot after firewire card installed?

I recently installed a firewire card. The brand is soyo (model: sw-1394). When redhat 8.0 boots up everything goes fine until it checks for new hardware. I thought it might take a while for it to configure but the computer just froze. I also noticed that the LED on the floppy drive was active. I would like to boot into redhat so how can I fix this problem. Anybody with ideas please reply to the thread. Thanks
Old 03-15-2003, 11:17 AM   #2
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Remove the firewire card and you should be able to boot. Then you can check the logs to see what is happening. Sounds like the card is bad or not supported. I have an on-board firewire controller in one machine and a SIIG 3-port firewire PCI card in another and RH 8 is happy with both.

Also, is a good source of information. They have lists of known compatibles and some good how-tos.
Old 03-15-2003, 06:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying rwild. I looked at the website and i foudn thta it works sometimes, which is fine with me. I am not sure if ill be using onehundred percent in linux. Which logs should i check. Please check back soon im a newbee, i will prolly have more questions.


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