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  1. #1
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    cheatcodes being ignored by GRUB

    I am attempting to run knoppix on a toshiba tablet pc. i have windows xp installed and I'm using GRUB to run Knoppix from the hard drive since it won't boot from the PCMCIA-CD drive. I got it to work by putting the bootfloppy files onto the partition where knoppix lives.

    When Knoppix boots, it gets a little way through - recognizes the processor - then says:

    PCMCIA found, starting cardmgr
    cardmgr[391]: starting, version is 3.2.2
    blah, blah
    modprobe: Can't locate module memory_cs
    blah, blah

    Then it hangs.

    So I attempted to use the nopcmcia cheatcode, but it doesn't seem to stop the "PCMCIA found, starting cardmgr" stuff. It hangs every time.

    Here is my GRUB entry - am I doing something wrong? Why does cardmgr still attempt to run?

    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz nopcmcia
    initrd /miniroot.gz

    Note - I've also tried using the failsafe and expert cheatcodes, but they don't seem to do anything different either. Am I not formatting the cheatcodes correctly for grub?

  2. #2
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    I think I figured this out.

    Seems that whatever version of GRUB I am using is ignoring the first argument / parameter / cheatcode, no matter what it is.

    So the following works just fine:

    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz foobar nopcmcia
    initrd /miniroot.gz

    weird, eh?

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