Linux doesn't boot up - Firewire issue

Nancy Demers ndemers6201 at
Tue Apr 13 21:59:44 UTC 2004

I found the REAL issue.  IEEE 1394 Firewire.
Linux doesn't like this.  

Does anyone have a clue how to get Linux to recognize
a firewire controller?


There was a spelling error in my email (the GRUB
command is correct - kernel)

Thanks for the suggestion on init 3.  The error is in
the firewall.  I attempted to add nofirewall as a
kernel parameter... but didn't work.  Aside from
reinstalling without a firewall, is there any way to
bypass this initialization?

Thanks again 

At the grub menu screen hit e before it starts
Use move down to the line kernel
/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.22115.ntpl ro
root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi rhgb
remove rhgb 
Adding init 3 will put you in command mode (not X).
Then you will hopefully see what is hanging.
jludwig <wralphie comcast net>

On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 14:59, Nancy Demers wrote:
> I just installed Fedora on a Compaq laptop (appeared
> to be successful).  
> Windows XP is installed on the 40G partition and
> has it's own 20G partition.  
> The GRUB dual boot appears to work fine (it displays
> the DOS and LINUX options).  Then, it appears to
> LINUX (lots of lines of code fly by) but freezes
> the Fedora Core graphics opens and the progress bar
> says "Show Details" and the 'setting up local disks'
> disappears <-- it freezes here.   
> The 3 GRUB commands are:
> 1> root (hd0,1)
> 2> kernal /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro
> root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi rhgb
> 3> initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks
> Nancy

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