I don't know what to suggest for the lockups
PCMCIA ATA/IDE Device Issues
Smartmedia 15 second freeze (J. Schmid)
For now, that's just the way it is (David Hinds)
kernel knows about flash (J. Schmid)
Changes to the IDE driver that should help (David Hinds)
15 second freeze solved, lockups remain (J. Schmid)
Date: 2000, Apr 10
From: David Hinds <email@example.com>
I don't have any good ideas about the crashes; from your earlier email
it sounded like it might be connected to some BIOS activity?? I have
not seen any similar reports, and if it is peculiar to your hardware,
it may be difficult to track down.
to: "I don't know what to suggest for the lockups"