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Old 03-03-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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Linux on Compaq Presario 2120


Hi,


I'm trying to install Mandrake 9.1 on my laptop Compaq Presario 2120 ( ATI radeon 320M, 512 MB, 40Go ) and i have a problem when i finished to install it, when the system reboot, it blocks on "Starting PCMCIA" and nothing ...
It is the first time that i install a linux system so i'm a beginner but i really would like to install it on my Laptop, so please help me ?
did someone had already install it on a laptop compaq presario series 2100 ??
I don't know what i should do ??
PLEASE HELP ME !!!

thanks in advance !!!
regards !!
 
Old 03-03-2004, 09:07 AM   #2
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I have an HP laptop with the same issue. It seems HP/Compaq cheaped out with the PCMCIA adapter for the AMD based laptops. The Intel based ones run Linux fine.

If you do the install without PCMCIA support it will work great.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 09:12 AM   #3
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But How ??

Thanks for your quick reply !!

But how can i delete or install it without PCMCIA Support ??

Thanks
 
Old 03-03-2004, 01:55 PM   #4
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Here is a good instruction set for an HP.

http://www.matts-workshop.com/hp_ze4325us_rh9.shtml



"linux nopcmcia"

Last edited by foodog; 03-03-2004 at 01:56 PM.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 06:00 PM   #5
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linux on compaq presario 2100

hello,
I have a 2100, I first installed Mandrake 9.2, but no matter what i did it would not recognise my pcmcia wifi card, even though i was compiling the drivers/modules using the kernel source. so i switched to suse 9.0 and i have no issues. actually i had been a mandrake user for long, until i got this laptop and installed suse on it. Now i dont think i will ever install mandrake.
-GGR
 
  


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