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Old 05-28-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
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Question I feel Stupid and the internetz not helpfl stuck at Adapetec I2O Raid detecting

ok I feel stupid im trying to install Slackware to my Tablet but it keeps getting stuck at
Loading Adaptec I2O RAID: Version 2.4 Build 5go
Detecting Adaptec I2O RAID controllers............
and its stuck there, i checked the internetz and the most i got requires getting to root and making an edit to a file, im still stuck at boot from cd for install with a blank HD.

thanks for any help
Old 05-31-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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No need to feel stupid. This is a problem with the Slackware 12.2 install. It's been encountered by at least four people I know of, including myself.

I don't know the exact problem, but it relates to the "huge" kernel (used in the Slackware install process) somehow misidentifying your hardware and hanging. I know that on my system, if I compile a custom kernel that omits the SCSI low level drivers, it won't hang on boot.

Since the Slackware 12.2 install is done only with one of the huge kernels, I don't know of an easy workaround that lets you complete the Slackware 12.2 install.

If you're sophisticated enough to get 12.2 installed on some other computer, compile a custom kernel that omits the SCSI low level drivers, and then clone that customized Slackware installation to your tablet system, you can try that. That's what I did, but it wasn't a simple process that's easy to describe.

There was a thread on the "Adaptec hang" problem earlier:


The Slackware 12.1 software does not exhibit the "Adaptec hang" problem. I'm hoping the problem goes away in the next release of Slackware.


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