I have a windows95-ready plug-and-play soundcard in my computer (damn me!). I
installed the Slackware 3.0 distribution (bare boot, color root, regular IDE
kernel), no problems. I did not install LILO, but made a boot-disk (to be on
the safe side with the other OS on my system).
When I try to boot linux, the system hangs during the hardware initialisation.
First linux initialises the printer, and directly after this a short 'tick' is
heard from the speakers of the soundcard and then nothing happens... There's
even no reaction to Ctrl-Alt-Del.
I don't have the intention to use my soundcard with linux, and I hope there
must be a way to let linux to ignore it or something... The Sound-HOWTO says
current linux-versions are not ready for plug-and-play, but does that mean I
cannot run linux on a computer with such a card in it?
S23 audio card
Windows95 plug-and-play ready
Software settings of I/O,IRQ and DMA
It is currently using IRQ 9, DMA 0 and 1, I/O 0534-0537 and 0388-038B and
I tested the linux booting after removing all cards except the soundcard, and
still the problem occurs, so I don't think it is a conflict with another card.
With all cards removed, linux boots correctly.
Thanks in advance,