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IBM 770z hangs when Starting up APM daemon and/or Starting Automount Hangs on IBM 770z

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I have a IBM ThinkPad 770 w/ Windows 2K installed.  I added RH9 and when the system is booting it either hangs right after displaying Starting APM or Starting Automount.  

Grub is installed on MBR, and works great for W2K.  Have flashed current 770 BIOS - need some advice concerning how to trouble shoot & fix this.
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To eliminate either APM or Automount as the casue of the hang I'suggest disabling them with:

 chkconfig apmd off
 chkconfig autofs off
 chkconfig amd off       # if  the am-utils package is installed.

If the system boots normally with those disabled you can re-enable them one at a time to see which is the cause.
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Thank you.  I am new to linux and while the system is booting I can't figure out how to get to a point to enter this commands.

Then when it displays "Starting APM Daemon" it is frozen and there is no way to "control c" out of the batch.    
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Okay, you'll need to boot into single user mode. Assuming you are using the Grub boot loader (the default on RedHat 9) you want to hit 'e' at the screen that shows the boot choice for RedHat. On the next screen move down to the kernel line and hit 'e' again. Add 'single' to the end of the line and hit 'b'. The system should then boot up into single user mode, which won't attempt to start apmd or autofs. From there you can disable them per the above. Once you've done so type 'exit' to boot up into multi-user mode.
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Thank you -- I made it thru the initial start-up and the system is working w/o those services.  I think the underlying problem relates to a 10/100 IBM Cardbus Etherjet card.  Thanks again.  
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