can't load linux on PIII server w/ Adaptec SCSI card
Sorry for the lack of lspci (et al) output, but I can't get ANY distro to boot install/boot. I have tried live CD's including Mepis, Knoppix 4.0, several versions of Damn Small, Puppy 2.11, etc. Tried installing every version of Fedora from Core 1 onward... well, you get the gist.
The system is a Tyan s2507 tiger 230 mobo w/ 2 PIII cpu's (Coppermine) and a VIA VT82c686b.
The cdrom is a scsi, and shares a controller w/ a tape drive. On a separate card are sda/sdb. Is this card is a raid controller? It is an Adaptec.
I was told that the Adaptec card couldn't be used under linux, but several installers seem to see it and load a driver. The chip # on the scsi card are as follows:
The really tough part is that different install attempts seem to fail at different points. I'm really stuck. Any help would be appreciated. Let me know what other info would be useful and I will proceed to gut this sucker if need be.
Last edited by handydan; 01-07-2007 at 01:39 PM.