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Bug 386 - Installation failure with Adaptec AIC 7880 UW SCSI chips
Summary: Installation failure with Adaptec AIC 7880 UW SCSI chips
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 87
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1998-12-11 13:11 UTC by danny.heijl
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-12-14 19:43:54 UTC

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Description danny.heijl 1998-12-11 13:11:25 UTC
It is impossible to boot the 2.0.36 kernel from an Adaptec
AIC 7880 on-board UW SCSI chip.
This has prevented the installation of RH 5.2 on what was to
be my company's first official Linux server.
The bug is clearly in aicxxxx.o.

I have installed RH 5.0 with all errata including kernel
2.0.35 without any problem on this machine.
I installed the 2.0.36 kernel source and built a new kernel:
it won't boot. Same problem as when installing RH 5.2 :
command aborted due to time-out, SCSI bus resets, etc...

The newsgroups are overflowing with complaints about this,
but I have not seen an official RH response.

Can I make a boot diskette with a 2.0.35 kernel to
install/upgrade RH 5.2 ?

I have now manually installed/upgraded all RH 5.2 RPMS on
top of RH 5.0 and now the machine runs RH 5.2 with a 2.0.35
kernel, but it was rather tedious.

Danny Heijl.

Comment 1 danny.heijl 1998-12-14 17:20:59 UTC
I can make the 2.0.36 kernel boot by applying the aicxxx 5.1.2 to
5.1.3 and 5.1.3 to 5.1.4 patches (from your pub/aic directory) and
building and installing a new kernel.

The RH 5.2 CD/boot floppy install problem remains of course.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-12-14 19:43:59 UTC
This problem is known and we hope to have errata boot disks available
soon to address this problem.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 87 ***

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