Freeze booting kernel 2.4.22-10mdk: mdk 9.2, Acer TM252LC
I am having trouble running Mandrake 9.2 on an Acer Travelmate 252LC.
The machine came with XP on, and I did a CD install. My first problem was that after the "hit enter to upgrade or install prompt", the install would hang on a blank screen. Using F1 and text mode showed me that the install was hanging booting the kernel (which was 2.4.22-10mdkBOOT).
So, I ran the install with the alternate kernel (2.2.19-BADZ5). This worked fine, although I got two error messages along the way:
-after detecting USB devices, I got: Error: we now use kernel PCMCIA support and this won't work with a 2.2 kernel.
-a bit later (before being prompted for keyboard layout, I think), I got:
PCMCIA support no longer exists for 2.2 kernels. Please use a 2.4 kernel.
Despite these errors, the install went OK, and I updated the XP boot.ini file to use LILO text mode (and XP boots fine).
However, when I try to boot linux now, the system hangs booting the kernel again. Booting using "linux-nonfb" to get more messages shows it's hanging on:
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel
I have tried booting using noapic, nolapic, nopcmcia - none of these seem to work. By using a rescue disk, I've discovered that all the linux options in LILO are trying to load the 2.4.22-10mdk kernel (which was hanging during installation). However, I have no idea how to put a different kernel there for use by LILO.
Thanks for any advice