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Old 06-28-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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fedora on compaq laptop

hi to all
i have installed fedora core1 on my laptop, compaq presario.
at the time of booting
i get this messsage

initializing firewire controller (ohci13..... and the system hangs

tried starting interactive startup
but 'I' doesnt work, what should i do to get this off and start working on my ltop.
sometimes i also get this error at the beginning of interactive start menu

\umount2 error
\umount2: initrd.d

plz help me out
thanks in advance
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Old 06-30-2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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I _think_ you can go to /boot/grub/grub.conf and disable hardware checking for firewire.
There will be different sections, looking somewhat like the one below, for each kernel you
have installed. Add "nofirewire" - minus the quotes - at the end of the "kernel /vmlinuz" line.

title Fedora Core (2.6.6-1.435)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.6-1.435 ro root=LABEL=/ acpi=on rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.6-1.435.img


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