Re: adaptec 2906 scsi card
How about a new kernel?
Since 2.4.2 I was not able to use my 2940U2B (Apple 2940) until 2.4.9.
There was some heavy work done in the AIC74xxx-driver, maybe a new
kernel will help you.
Andrew Sharp schrieb:
> crisbill wrote:
> > I wrote to the list on August 18 reporting problems getting debian to
> > boot/install on a G4 mac (Subject:boot problems on g4). I should have
> > mentioned that I had installed an Adaptec 2906 SCSI card in the machine.
> > As I reported, booting got stuck with the kernel from Woody after the md
> > driver message from the kernel.
> > With the kernel from the Potato dist, I got no further than "Booting..."
> > I tried some 2.4 kernels and got into the Woody installer that was
> > current at the time, but couldn't get past the Install Kernel and
> > Modules stage: the installer reported "Bad address Bad file descriptor".
> > (The log said that "set_loop couldn't create a loop device" for my
> > installation medium).
> > Anyway, I ended up yanking out the card and then had no trouble
> > installing potato r.3 from a downloaded sourceforge debian-imac archive.
> > The Adaptec 2906 is a cheaper card without a BIOS.
> I'm curious if you've tried to boot the system with the card in it,
> with no devices connected to the card, since you've successfully
> installed potato.
> You might try the mac specific version of one of the aic7xxx
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