[ltp] Problem booting with Fedora Core 1

Greg Meyer linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 16 Nov 2003 17:48:55 -0500

On Sunday 16 November 2003 04:59 pm, hollan@cogsci.ucsd.edu 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
> sequence?
> 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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