Bug#279491: No disk detected on an IBM RS6000 7043-260 (sym53c8xx driver)
reassign 279370 kernel-patch-powerpc-2.6.8
reassign 279491 kernel-patch-powerpc-2.6.8
Alessandro Amici writes:
> - the SCSI driver (sym53c8xx)
Which chip exactly?
> [...] it looks like an irq problem, the fact that the d-i uses a
> 32bit kernel on a 64bit can well be to be the trigger,
A similar problem was fixed for PReP systems a while ago. Before
that, I worked around it by setting CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_IOMAPPED.
> so i am currently trying to re-compile the debian kernel without the
> drivers-scsi-sym53c8xx_revert.dpatch.bz2 patch and/or try a ppc64
> cross-build. but tha machine is not easily reachable and i need to
> integrate the kernel in the d-i enviroment (not easy for me!)
If you are recompiling the Debian kernel, you only need to exchange
the sym53c8xx driver itself. This can even be done on the fly, if you
manage to get a shell from d-i (for example by starting in expert
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