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Re: booting gets stuck when starting PCMCIA



On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 23:37 -0400, Amadeus W. M. wrote:
> I have this brand new Sony VAIO VGN-S470P laptop and I just installed FC4
> on it. Installation went unexpectedly smooth, but upon first boot, the
> computer freezes at starting PCMCIA. 
> 
> Of course the laptop came with factory installed XP, so I had to shrink
> the NTFS partition. I did that using Knoppix 4.0 and upon the first
> attempt to boot knoppix, the same thing happened, it got stuck at starting
> PCMCIA. In Knoppix there was the "nopcmcia" option to boot without, and so
> I managed to get in, but I tried that in FC4 and it's still trying to
> start PCMCIA. 
> 
> Is there a kernel option to avoid starting PCMCIA upon boot? Otherwise,
> I'll probably have to boot the rescue cd, chkconfig, etc.
> 

Use the interactive startup ...  Press i when the prompt appears, then
skip the pcmcia part.

> Thanks!
> 
> 


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