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Old 07-19-2003, 01:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy starting pcmcia halts boot


red hat 9.0 installed on a gericom model ACL10
installed successfully
will not boot
at: starting pcmcia i get a no irq found for device try using pci=biosirq
i have tried using NOPCMCIA at boot
at this point i dont care if the pcmcia slots work as i dont have any cards for them
so help me with getting through the boot
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:29 AM   #2
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Hello,
I just moved your thread to Linux-Laptops from Member Intro. It's a better place to ask questions similar to yours. More people will read it and you have a better chance for good answers.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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Did you wait at least 10 minutes to see if it would bypass pcmcia. If it is still hung there you will need to boot with a bootable linux cd or floppy and edit your startup and shutdown rc.*.d The easiest is to edit the script /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia and change it from yes to no

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Old 07-26-2003, 10:31 PM   #4
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i tried the 10 minute wait and it still hangs
i am not sure how to get into where i can edit the script can i get some help on this subject
 
Old 07-26-2003, 11:34 PM   #5
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ok i figured out i can do an interactive boot and tell pcmcia not to start so once i have things going how do i edit the script so that it will not try to start pcmcia on its own
 
Old 07-27-2003, 07:01 PM   #6
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A little more info on what I said. After you get in and edit /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia and changing the first line from yes to no, you can try installing the latest pcmcia and see if that works for you.

Here's how:
1. get http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp...s-3.2.4.tar.gz
2. Extract it in /urs/src
3. Go into /usr/src/pcmcia in a terminal screen.
4. Do the following commands.
5. type ' make config ' hit enter
6. it will ask questions just say yes to the ones asking for yes or no
7. linux kernel source path will be /usr/src/linux-2.4
8. Just hit enter for /lib/modules/******.
9. type ' make ' and hit enter
10. type ' make install ' hit enter

After all is done it will automatically change /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia back to what it was.

Reboot and see what happens.

let me know how this works for you.
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Old 10-25-2003, 05:39 PM   #7
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It didn't work for me
pcmcia still halting

(compaq 2148ea running - trying - mandrake 9.2)
 
Old 10-26-2003, 04:46 AM   #8
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geez, does it really take 10 minutes to see if it will bypass pcmcia? I think I've tried waiting at least 15 minutes, a couple of times, but the laptop was still frozen. HP Pavilion ze4145 here, though. I'll have to give it another shot after trying some of the things I've read in this forum.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:33 AM   #9
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I have the same laptop, and had the same issues. I found if you turn off the usb option in the bios before you fire it up, it should pass right by the point it hangs. I leave it off permenantly, to avoid future conflicts.

Also I found a great website for older suggestions on how to configure this laptop -

http://users3.ev1.net/~vigheorghiu/z...ux-laptop.html

This site helped me a lot at first.

Last edited by NewtonMan; 01-28-2004 at 09:58 AM.
 
  


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