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Old 02-15-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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Can't boot with RH 8

Recently I decided to try and learn more about Linux, so I picked up a book and started reading. I just installed RH 8.0 on my laptop which is rather old. If needed I can give the specifics. Before this I had RH 6.0 loaded on it and it worked fine. The RH 8.0 installation seemed to go fine but when I boot up it freezes. Before it freezes I get the following mesage.

Starting pcmcia: PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 00:13.0.
Please try using pci=biosirq
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin B of device 00:13.1.
Please try using pci=biosirq
Yenta IRQ list 06b8, PCI irq0
Socket status: 30000007.

I have no need of my pcmcia device and am wondering if there is some way I can disable it so RH boots. Will this fix the problem. I am using GRUB as my bootloader. Also this I am dual booting it Windows 98. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Old 02-15-2003, 02:43 PM   #2
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The error message suggests you to pass 'pci=biosirq' to kernel. I think that's what you should do. Boot your system with 'linux pci=biosirq'. You may also try 'linux nopcmcia'.

If you have problems with passing the parameter to kernel please post which bootloader you use (LILO/GRUB) or search this site (it was described many times).


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