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Old 02-01-2002, 03:24 AM   #1
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Question Redhat 7.2 scsi problem

Hi all Im in need of some assistant
I have this box that Ive decided to put redhat in
Burned it tried to install but it hanged when it was trying to load the aic7xxx driver
So Ive used the linux apic command and it installed just fine
Now when I try to boot up the machine I get stuck in this loop

SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0.
SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out - resetting
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0.
SCSI host 0 channel 0 reset (pid 0) timed out - trying harder

So after some reading I found this :
So Ive put it on a floppy and I supposed to use this command to install it
: "cd /usr/src/my_linux_tree && gzcat PATCHFILE.gz patch -p1"

No luck

And as I am some what green when it comes to linux how should I do to install it?
Or is there some other way to remedy this problem of mine

Btw I have a Intel server board
Red hat Linux 7.2 kernel 2.4.7

Old 02-04-2002, 09:33 AM   #2
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Talking It's done

I thought I should post the solution to my problems so if some lonely soul with a similar problem can benefit from my discoveries

Red Hat 7.1 installation instructions
1. Using the appropriate boot image diskette for your system, when you boot the kernel, use the apic command line option, aka:

boot: linux apic

This will force the UP-IOAPIC code on in the boot kernel and allow the interrupt routing to get properly fixed up. This allows you to install to these machines. However, there is a second issue.
2. If your machine only has 1 processor installed, then the SMP kernel will not automatically get installed. You will need to enable individual package selection, then go into the kernel packages and select the SMP kernel. You will then need to make sure that when you reboot the machine, you tell it to boot the SMP kernel. You can make the SMP kernel the default by changing the line:

default = linux


default = linux-smp

in the /etc/lilo.conf file and then running the lilo command as root to re-initialize the master boot record on your hard disks.

Red Hat 7.2 installation instructions
1. Use the normal install disks, no special boot disks are needed for Red Hat 7.2. However, you will need to pass the apic option to the kernel on the boot disks, so for example when booting up the install disk you would type something like:

boot: linux apic

This does the same thing as the special 7.1 install disks in that it enables IO-APIC support in the install kernel.
2. Follow the step 2 instructions for 7.1.
In case it goes down.
Old 02-04-2002, 08:47 PM   #3
Day Brown
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Re: Redhat 7.2 scsi problem

I had a similar problem with a Tekram 395UW scsi.
the RH drivers from Tekram wouldnt work.
Neither would those for Mandrake 7. or Debian 2.2
or Corel delux, or Slack 7.1... has a buncha earlier
distros for under 5$, each, and I ordered some,
and finally, Suse 6.4 worked.

Found the scsi card, had that model listed, ran
and installed. Also, found my HP 630C which I
had for a windoz drive, and ran that. And while
Mdk 7.0 and RH 7.2 gave me distorted video on
this NEC, Suse had the driver for the xv17+ and
ran that perfectly as well.

I do have a problem with email on it; every time
I click to get private email, it shuts down Opera
or Netscape, although the latter lets me get and
post on USENET.

But that might not be a bad idea. If I havta use
the corel ide for personal email, no way is any
sabotage software gonna mess with the scsi drive
it cannot even see.


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