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Bug 87624 - Cannot install or boot with Hard drives on AHA-2740
Summary: Cannot install or boot with Hard drives on AHA-2740
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-31 05:29 UTC by David Deaderick
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:42 UTC

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Description David Deaderick 2003-03-31 05:29:02 UTC
Description of problem: 
Cannot install RH Linux 7.3 from floppy, or boot Kernel 2.4.18-27.7.x, on a 
Dell PowerEdge SP5133-2 with Hard Drives on an Adaptec AHA-2740 EISA SCSI Host 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Will not work with RH 7.3 Boot floppy or RH 7.1 with kernel update (2.4.18-
27.7.x)  System will boot with Linuc bak (2.4.2-2) from 7.1 installation.

How reproducible:
Reproduce every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot from 7.3 floppy
2.  Load driver disk
3.  Embedded NCR 53c810 SCSI with CD-ROM is detected
4.  Does not detect Adaptec controller.  Will not
Actual results:
System hangs during boot or keeps asking for device with harddrives during 

Expected results:
Detects AHA-2740 and loads driver.

Additional info:
I have already tried the aic7xxx_old driver, in new kernel, does not help.
Sounds similar to other aic7xxx issues, but none of their solutions appear to 
resolve problem.

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:42 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
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