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Old 03-10-2004, 08:23 AM   #1
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Question hardware scan crash in MDK 9.2


I have renectly installed Mandrake 9.2 without any problems, but during the initial startup, it hangs at 'scan for new hardware' , prior ro that hangs at 'dependencie modules' which can be bypassed and fix, if only it would not hang at new hardware scan. Does anyonw know how to bypass of fix this?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 02:58 PM   #2
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You may try this:
Reboot your machine, choose 'linux' option, then press 'ESC' and when it shows 'Press 'I' to enter interactive mode' press I several times. It should ask you about every service, so you should be able to say 'no' to hardware detection.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:43 AM   #3
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I already tried, no matter how many times I push 'I' I do not get to choose, also the scan for new hardware starts after the non-interactive start-up. I managed to run Mandrake 9.0 for a while but when i upgraded to 9.2 that is basically when these problems started. Perhaps a kernel error? Although I have formatted the drive and tried a fresh install, same errors. Perhaps it is a bios problem? Is there anything that in the bios that mandrake does not like besides plug-n-play? Some setting taht should be disabled?


this is the error messages before it refuses to continue:
hardwarescan: modprobe: insmod pwc failed

I also get the same error message at Module Dependencies, but i can pass that with ctrl-c



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Old 03-12-2004, 05:25 AM   #4
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If you can do another reinstall, it may be one of the easiest methods. Make sure that, at the end of the installation process (after packages), at the list of services to run at boot you make 'harddrake' not to run at boot. That's probably the service it halts at.

After you get in the system, there will be boot logs (dmesg command and /var/log/messages file) that may have valuable information.

But first try the above toget inthe system.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 05:36 AM   #5
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Thanks, i'll try to re-install again for the 5th time, but disabling the harddrake. Until now I have tried many linux distributions, only 2 made actually started up Mandrake 10 (but nothing worked, fatal errors) and Lycoris, but if i wanted windows, i would be using windows. Thanks again for your help.
 
  


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