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Re: Boot problem

On Sat, Mar 27, 1999 at 06:48:42PM -0500, Claude Rodriguez wrote:
> Hi folks-
> I'm new at this so bear with me.  I have a 486-based machine. DX33/8MB soon
> to be Overdrive/32MB. I use an Adaptec 2842-VL SCSI adapter with a Sanyo 4x
> CD-ROM and Conner 1GB drive.
> I've ordered Release 2.1 (still in the mail, though). I downloaded the 1440
> rescue disk and did an image copy. I realize that I can't get too far
> without the 2.1 CD but figured I could try out the boot process.  Tried
> <return> at the boot prompt and after what looks like normal messages (i.e.,
> found the 2842-VL, recognized the memory), the process stopped after the
> following message "Downloading sequencer code, 412 instructions".  After
> about 15 seconds, I get repeated messages so fast I can't really read them.
> Appears to say something like "..chip before pausing controller". Since it
> appears to be related to SCSI, tried various boot param combinations using
> the 'aic7xxx='directive.  No luck.

It's a known problem with the Adaptec drivers.  Did you tried
aic7xxx=no_probe ?

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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