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Old 11-12-2003, 07:01 AM   #1
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Installation of Fedora on Intel N440BX


I have problems while installing Fedora Core 1 on my server.
I have a dual-cpu machine (2x400 MHz, 1GB ECC) on a Intel N440BX-Board with integrated SCSI-Controller (Symbios).

The Fedora installer started and tried to load the SYM53C8xx-module. At this point the machine hangs. The same problem exists with RedHat 9. The installation of SuSE 9 finished without any problems.

What's wrong with the SYMBIOS-Driver? Can anyone help me?

Old 03-31-2004, 02:07 PM   #2
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I guess this is a little late, but I just tried installing CORE 1 on the same system. The installation hung in the same spot you mentioned.

I worked around it by pulling the SCSI cables from the drives connected to the integrated Symbios controller. This allowed me to complete the installation.

After reconnecting the cables and rebooting, we get:

scsi0 : channel 0 target 0 lun 0 request sense failed, performing reset.
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0.
sym53c8xx_reset: pid=59 reset_flags=1 serial_number=0 serial_number_at_timeout=0
scsi0: device driver called scsi_done() for a synchronous reset.
sym53c875-0: SCSI parity error detected: SCR=1 DBC=1100002e SBCL-ae
sym53c875-0-<0,*>: FAST-20 WIDE SCSI 40.0 Mb/s (50.0 ns, offset 16)
So, for now, I'm gonna play a bit with the Symbios settings and, if that doesn't yield anything, I'll just pull the SCSI drives...

Old 04-16-2004, 05:01 AM   #3
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Hey There,
i'm having exactly the same problem with the symbios onboard chipset.
i did read somewhere to install the symXXX driver before the ncrxxx dirver to avoide confusion. however i have know idea how to go about this.

if you find any way around the problem please post it up, as i'm stuck.




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