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Old 09-11-2005, 03:15 PM   #1
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Computer in endless reboot cycle

I am a new Linux user (born yesterday), and I am running Fedora core 4, and all the updates are (finally) installed.
The last thing to get working was my wireless card.
I installed ndiswrapper and got to the point where "hardware device found".

However, I then went into the Network Devices setup, added a New Wireless, configured it, and clicked "Activate", and...

POOF! My computer suddenly rebooted. Now when Linux boots, it reaches a point early on and - you guessed it - reboots again. I am stuck and frustratingly clueless.

The only info. it gives me is:
"Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 0x000e0000. Printing eip: 0xc010404a."
"Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer at v.a. 0x74. eip: 0xc0117cb7."
and finally,
"Recursive die() failure, output suppressed."

How can I undo the terror I have unleashed?? Appreciate the help!
Old 09-11-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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boot with a boot disk, try to fix the problem and then reboot and it should work.
Old 09-11-2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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you can also set the default runlevel to a boot that does not try to bring up the wireless interface
so you can start it by hand till you solve the reboot kernel failure
Old 09-12-2005, 07:58 AM   #4
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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