two steps forward one step back
chuckh at mhonline.net
Wed Dec 12 19:39:45 EST 2001
No soap. I tried that but got the same hangup at the same place. I had to
shut off the power switch and then start the system from that position and
it booted up fine. You are right, I have no pcmcia devices here. I will
next try recompiling the kernel with pcmcia deselected, and while I am at
it I will look over other choices to see if something might now be
inappropriate. It boots fine from a totally powered off state, but not
from loadlin in DOS or after a "logical" shutdown and "halt" from an
earlier Linux run. Damndest thing.
On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> If you don't have pcmcia, which it doesn't sound like you do,
> make /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia nonexecutable.
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 02:41:54PM -0500, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> > Hi Tony -
> > I just spent some time with a sighted friend slogging through the setup
> > program menus and have made some progress here. First of all the boot
> > sequence needed to be fixed. Now I can boot from a floppy okay.
> > Second, when DOS failed, the error message was from the memory manager
> > about a faulty device driver. Since I could now run DOS from a floppy I
> > simply remarked out the line that loaded my scanner interface card and
> > deleted the "exclude" phrase on the memory manager line. Now I can boot
> > into DOS on the HD just fine too.
> > I took the "auto" off the IRQ referring to my external modem serial port
> > and selected the "EISA/ISA" choice, but the modem already worked okay
> > anyway with "auto" there. It still works okay.
> > But I still have a problem sometimes when booting my Linux system. It
> > always boots up okay from a power off condition. And it also boots up okay
> > if I do a "shutdown -r" command as root. But it will not load correctly if
> > I do a "shutdown -h" as root and then hit the reset button (or do
> > alt-ctrl-del) to try booting back up. And I get the same failure when
> > running loadlin from DOS. Both these failures are new - they worked fine
> > before the CPU upgrade, and there have been no software changes or HD
> > modifications that could account for them.
> > The failures always occur at the same place - just after the lines that
> > show several components of PPP being registered, and immediately prior to
> > a line referencing PCMCIA. At least when it DOES run to completion, the
> > PCMCIA line follows the PPP lines in the bootup message sequence.
> > I am convinced there must still be something to change in the setup
> > program, but I have not the foggiest clue as to what it might be.
> > When the boot failures occur, there is no speech, no keyboard entries are
> > possible, and no error messages appear on the screen. The hard reset
> > button still works, and when it next boots properly there is no forced
> > disk check resulting from the hanging condition.
> > But at least my DOS works and I can pay my bills, even if I cannot put
> > this powerhouse to work on the scanner.
> > Thanks for all your suggestions.
> > Chuck
> > On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Tony Baechler wrote:
> > > Hi. You could try making sure plug and play is off in BIOS. This might
> > > read something like "plug and play OS support" or something. You might
> > > also make sure that the serial port assignments are not set to
> > > "auto." Just manually set them to the correct IRQ and set the BIOS to
> > > manual so it does not change them. Good luck.
> > >
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