Boot Up Fails with added Wireless Card ... Help

Ed Fletcher ed at
Sat Oct 22 05:36:03 UTC 2005

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Trevor Nightingale wrote:
| I doubt this is actually an Ubuntu problem but I am hoping that someone
| smarter than me can figure this one out.
| I have recently purchased two Zonet ZEW1601 wireless pci cards for two
| desktops I have at home. I successfully following the instruction in the
| Ubuntu Wireless card how-to and got the card working fine.
| In my second machine, when I insert the card, the machine will not boot;
| I don't even get to the point where I can enter the BIOS. There is
| literally nothing on the screen. I turn the machine off, remove the card
| and restart and it boots fine.
| I suspect that my BIOS is having trouble with the card, but I have no
| way of knowing.
| Any suggestions would be appreciated.
| Thanks in advance,
| Trevor

You don't mention what kind of computers you are putting these cards in.
~ However, I would try swapping the cards just to ensure that one isn't
bad.  If the problem doesn't follow the card, then perhaps disable the
motherboard's onboard ethernet port (if it has one).  And try the
wireless card in a different slot.

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