[ltp] Problem booting with Fedora Core 1
Sun, 16 Nov 2003 17:48:55 -0500
On Sunday 16 November 2003 04:59 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I have Fedora Core 1 installed on a T40p. Install went extremely easily and
> everything (resume, X, etc.) worked for a day. I then had the machine hang
> during boot. It hangs just after starting pcmcia (I imagine it is starting
> cardmgr). Just after starting pcmcia I get a message about Socket status
> and Yenta IRQ list and then it just hangs. It doesn't appear to be a
> hardware problem since I can boot XP fine.
> I also am having difficulty going into interactive mode during boot. I type
> "I" and get into interactive mode about one time in 10. When I do and then
> don't start pcmcia the machine boots fine. I can then start pcmcia and
> everything works.
> For the interim I have turned off pcmcia with chkconfig and am just staring
> pcmcia after boot (I am using an orinoco wireless card. I haven't yet
> attempted to install software for the internal wireless.)
> I have two questions:
> 1. Has anyone else had this booting problem?
> 2. How does one get into interactive boot reliably during the boot
> Thanks in advance and for all of the useful info on this list.
I've got Fedora Core running on my T41, which is a pretty similar machine to
the T40p, and I have never experienced anything as you describe. I have
nothing in the PCMCIA slots though. If you have something in one of your
slots, did you try booting without it in there?
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