by the way I've gone through the PCMCIA-HOWTO and read my 3 linux books but I can't find my answer... so I've done my homework! :) In the pcmcia-howto it's saying At boot time, when the Red Hat network subsystem starts up, it may say ``Delaying eth0 initialization'' and ``[FAILED]''. This is actually not a failure: it means that this network interface will not be initialized until after the PCMCIA network device is configured. Red Hat bundles their slightly modified PCMCIA source distribution in their kernel SRPM, rather than as a separate source package. well this is a failure because after the bootup when I do ifconfig, my eth0 is not there. Now what I understand is that this is normal but ... I don't think my pcmcia card not loading is normal for me :) any help would be appreciated, alot! :) Thanks.