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Old 02-02-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mandrake 9.2 installation freeze. PLEASE HELP!

New to Linux. Trying to install Mandrake 9.2 (2.4.22- 10mdk). Process freezes when attempting to find Adaptec 2940U2/W SCSI controller driver. I know there are issues with aic7xxx drivers but i dont now how to fix or repair drivers or kernel. Any help is extremely appreciated.
Old 03-19-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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I'm having a similar problem:

I am attempting to install "Discovering Linux" (9.2) on a Compaq Presario 5630 (PII, 128MB, new 60GB Hitachi hard drive, Adaptec disk controller on motherboard). When I start the installation disk 1, I immediately get an error message: insmoding module at aic7xxx failed at /usr/bin/perl-install/ line 408

After hitting "OK" the installation goes ahead for a bit, but then comes back with another error message and bug report:
* cannot open shell - /tmp/sh doesn’t exist
* loading modules dependencies
* PCMCIA: probing PCI bus..
not found
* PCIMCIA: probing for Intel PCIC (ISA)
not found
* PCMCIA: probing for Databook TCIC-2 (ISA)
not found
* no pcmcia adapter found
* trying the autmoatic recovery of oem installs
* have to insmod sd_mod
* needs scsi_mod
* needs sd_mod
succeeded sd_mod
* PCI: device 9004 5800 ffff ffff is “Adaptec1AIC-5800”, driver is aic7xxx
* have to insmod aic7xxx
* needs aic7xxx
* init_module: aic7xxx: No such device
* warning, insmod failed (aic7xxx (null)) (1)
* unsetting automatic
* PCI: device 8086 7112 ffff fff is “”,, driver is usb-uhci
* have to insmod usb-uhci
* needs usbcore
* needs usb-uhci
succeeded usb-uhci
* have to insmod usb-storage
succeeded usb-storage
* have insmod usbkbd
* needs input
* needs usbkbd
succeeded usbkbd
* have to insmod keybdev
* needs keybdev
succeeded keybdev

After installation is complete, the system refuses to boot.


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