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Re: bug in install

This goes along with a bug report I filed a few months back.  The WD7000
auto-probe will cold-lock many systems with an Adaptec SCSI controller(including
2940), but only on certain systems.  I suspect this is a BIOS/chipset bug, which
I havn't heard of any firm resolution on.  This is a NASTY problem which will
prevent initial installation.  There was some talk of ways to work around this,
including using RAMDISK as a way to mount the root filesystem during install and
then selecting which SCSI controller you have, rather than doing a compiled-in
approach to the install kernel image.  My own feeling is to just remove the
WD7000 support from the base kernel since I have yet to hear of ANYONE who uses
such a controller.  Oh well....

							Dave Bristel

On 6 Jun 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:

> Date: 06 Jun 1999 14:08:54 -0400
> From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
> To: "Phillip R. Jaenke" <prj@nls.net>
> Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, debian-boot@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: bug in install
> Resent-Date: 6 Jun 1999 17:47:51 -0000
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> Ben Pfaff <pfaffben@msu.edu> writes:
> > "Phillip R. Jaenke" <prj@nls.net> writes:
> > 
> >    Folks, there's a nasty ugly bug at install that's pissing me off.
> > [...]
> >    Install expects the 'rescue' disk you provide with the kernel on it to be
> >    *EXT2*. 
> > 
> >    The rescue disk is NOT ext2. It is either msdos, minix, or syslinux. Never
> >    ext2.
> > 
> > No, Debian uses ext2.  There is no reason not to use ext2.
> Some architectures use ext2 and some use minix.  In potato, all willl
> use ext2, I think.
> Phillip, please let me know which version of the boot floppies you are
> using, and which architecture.  I've never heard of this problem, but
> I assure you the current (slink) rescue disks do work (um, unless
> perhaps you have an adaptec driver).
> --
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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