[ltp] Problem booting with Fedora Core 1

linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 00:13:00 +0000 (GMT)

On Sun, 16 Nov 2003 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.

I hate to say this but it sounds a bit like a bug I reported against
Red Hat Linux 7.3 in July 2002... I could be widely off target here,
but check this bug report Jim:


The test for you would be to boot to singleuser and remove
/var/lib/pcmcia/stab and reboot, if it holds good: or whatever the
equivalent is in Fedora.  If this works for you, then I included a
fix to the /sbin/ifdown script on the page which may still
hold good for Fedora.  Taking a very quick look at this in Fedora, it
doesn't look like they incorporated it.

If this doesn't work for you ignore!  If it does work for you, can
you let me know, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd file a comment
against this bug that it's STILL there in Fedora.

I like Red Hat, but my loyalty is stretched when a bug I reported 18
months ago is still marked "NEW"...