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blacklist sdhci for install / livecd boot

Postby breakerfall on Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:20 pm

Hi all, i've been using linux for quite a while (most recently ubuntu for a few revisions) and i'd love to try out mint, but everex put some wacky sd card reader in my laptop that prevents most "normal" kernels from booting. The deal is this: I need to blacklist, or some-other-how, prevent the sdhci module from loading in order to install or boot mint.

ubuntu allows me to use the alternate install cd and pass an option to the live cd kernel, specifically:
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sdhci.blacklist=yes


so, any ideas?

btw, boot just hangs when the sdhci module starts to load.

thanks!
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Re: blacklist sdhci for install / livecd boot

Postby Husse on Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:22 am

How is that passed on to the kernel?
Perhaps you could start in compatibility mode and edit the options (I think you press tab - it has been changed with Elyssa and I cant really remember, but you are told on the live CD)
Then add sdhci.blacklist=yes to the end of the "boot line"
(As mentioned in the troubleshooter
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... d_problems)
It would take to much resources to develop an alternate install - in this case it is not possible to tweak the installer as easily as with the live CD, we use a tweaked version of Ubiquity
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Re: blacklist sdhci for install / livecd boot

Postby gpolkga on Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:30 pm

Did you ever get this to work? I have the same problem with an Everex Stepnote 2052
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Re: blacklist sdhci for install / livecd boot

Postby breakerfall on Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:07 pm

i did get it to work....
i ended up deconstructing the livecd and pulling out the offending module, then reconstructing the livecd stuff onto a bootable usb drive...

i always meant to write up a how-to, but i never got around to it, sorry :(

fwiw, i ended up back with ubuntu anyway
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Re: blacklist sdhci for install / livecd boot

Postby breakerfall on Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:23 pm

ah, you may be in luck! (if you can make sense of my shorthand)

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1. unetbootin iso to usb
2. mount squashfs file to a directory:
      mount myfiles.sqsh /mnt/mydir -t squashfs -o loop
3. copy contents to new directory
4. remove / edit filesystem
5. rebuild the squashfs:
      mksquashfs myfiles/ myfiles.squashfs


i knew i had some notes laying around...
good luck!
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