Debian setup freezes when trying to remove pcmcia
I just got a Dell Inspiron 8000 and am getting stuck trying to get the thing
to work. I have WindowsMe setup on a seperate partition, but after trying
to install Debian once I can't get to WinMe because the Debian setup option to
boot from harddrive didn't let me specify what partitions should be available
during boot (or which should be active for that matter). Now I have a
Debian system that loads automatically and stops during boot because of pcmcia.
And I can't get to WinMe because of LILO. I've tried reinstalling, but whenever I
get to the option to 'Configure PCMCIA' so I could make sure it's not installed,
the Debian setup freezes. Any ideas on how I could go about setting up Debian
and avoid PCMCIA completely. At the rescue disk boot= prompt, is there anything
I could do like pcmcia=noway ? People have suggested that before rebooting a
freshly installed system, I should try to either remove pcmcia or go to /etc/ and
edit a file that starts with an 'r' (rc2.d?) to get rid of some line that deals with pcmcia.
Problem is that there's no dpkg at this point in the install for me to be able to just
remove pcmcia and there's no file or directly that starts with an 'r' in /etc/ either.
I'd appreciate some help. Thanks!
Bart Szyszka firstname.lastname@example.org ICQ:4982727
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