>>>>> "Dick" == Dick and Deanna Bell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Dick> using the boot floppies off of ftp.debian.org and ftp.cdrom.com,
Dick> my system hangs after or during the boot process when
Dick> loading/detecting my SCSI card. It seems to get past this, but
Dick> there is nothing after "Downloading 419 instructions" or
Dick> something to that effect. I have used other kernels and other
Dick> boot floppies that do not have a problem with this.
Yes, there is a serious problem with the Adaptec AIC SCSI support on
the boot-floppies. You might try tweaking some of the kernel
parameters (such as aic7xxx=no_probe).
Dick> The other
Dick> floppies(Redhat, slackware, DLX, and Tomsrtbt) tho, do not let
Dick> me run your install program. By modifying your boot disk with
Dick> any of these kernels or a custom built one meeting your
Dick> specifications on the boot disk, I can also get past this.
Dick> However, at this point I cannot seem to get the root image to be
Dick> recognized. I don't know if you would have the time to respond,
Dick> but if you do, I'd like to know what the problem is. Thank you.
The root image, I believe, is in minix format. Does your custom
kernel include Minix support (not as a module, but in the kernel)?
Thank you for your very in depth bug report. I'm sorry you were
bitten by this bad bug. We hope to fix it over the next couple of
weeks -- it's a very difficult problem find an adaptec driver which
works for everyone.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>