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Old 12-11-2002, 01:54 AM   #1
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Lightbulb installation problem for RedHat 8.0


I am a newbie to linux and having a problem to install Redhat 8.0.

I have a laptop( Toshiba satellite 1115 - S103 ).
CPU 1.5Ghz
Memory 256MB
internal DVD-ROM
internal Ethernet
No Floppy

I can go to the install option menu, and I chose Enter for GUI installation. Next window, I got a message saying "Initializing PC Card..." and then it hangs up.

I tried to change BIOS, however, I didn't see any option that I can change for PC card.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 12-11-2002, 06:11 AM   #2
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use this parameter at the installation boot prompt:

linux nopcmcia

check more boot options here:
Old 12-11-2002, 08:50 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, born4linux

I'm sorry but i'm still in stuck.
I could see the difference by linux pcmcia option, however, it still hangs with no message. I also tried the noprobe and nomce option, but it hangs and got a message "Initializing PC card..."

Please help me if you have any idea.
Thanks for your help.

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try using the text install... its easy and very similar to the graphical installation process...

/me shrugs
Old 12-11-2002, 10:44 AM   #5
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I tried GUI, text, and expert installation process, but it still hangs...

I have no idea why this happen and how I can solve...

Thanks for your help.
Old 01-07-2003, 10:03 PM   #6
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Hi Guys,

I'm in a similar boat because I can't get this laptop to run pcmcia correctly.

I tried following this site:
but in the end the pcmcia service still hangs.

I have also tried mandake 9.0 on thi laptop.

I dual boot and windows xp works great even with a wireless pcmcia card.

Ahhhhhhhh I hate this!
Old 01-27-2003, 10:34 AM   #7
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I have a exactly same problem. Would you like tell me how do you handle this right now. Any response will appricate.
Old 01-27-2003, 11:45 AM   #8
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I did get mine working with a linksys wireless Pcmcia card by using the link I posted above then using another link on setting up Pcmcia wireless cards.

Go to that site.


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