This is an issue with the Red Hat PCMCIA scripts, not init order
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Date: 2000, Jul 05
From: David Hinds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You do not need to reorder the init scripts. Think about what happens
if the card is not even present at boot time: the boot-time order
should not matter.
Your specific issue is covered in the PCMCIA-HOWTO section that
describes the Red Hat distribution.
to: "This is an issue with the Red Hat PCMCIA scripts, not init order"