I'll do it presently. But I think I've figuered it out, based on your post. I chose a pure ide kernel when installing. Furthermore, at booting I see the OS can't run modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter. So, I'll either replace the kernel, or use scsi-emulation in lilo.
EDIT: I have no USB hardware device on my machine, except the USB hub which I only use for the pendrive.
Last edited by stf92; 01-31-2012 at 10:13 AM.