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Re: Tekram DC-390: RESTORE POINTER...

On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Eddie Maddox wrote:

> I've seen the previous three messages this month on the Tekram DC-390.
> I'm not sure I've seen the same problem, but I could not get it to boot
> from 2.2.4 or 2.1.12 boot floppies. Same error for each:
> DC390: RESTORE POINTER message received ... reject
> scsi: aborting command due to timeout: pid 24,... (status 4)

I found four messages in the Dec. 99 Debian-boot archive. They mention
"tmscsim" and "AM53C974". I know the AM53C974 is the correct driver. But
the errors messages I see mention:
"read linux/drivers/scsi/README.tmscsim",
which I don't have a clue where to find, anyway.

BTW, I also have an i486/66 on an EISA MB. No Debian CDs or floppies in my
inventory would fully boot, install and run. This is the Debian 2.0.0 and
2.1.0 CDs and assorted rescue floppies. 

The only non-Debian system I have that fully works is RH 5.1. So that's
doing fine, except it's got the 2.0.34 kernel with its CD driver missing,

So, will Debian 2.2, and the 2.2.5++ boot floppies, support this i486 with
EISA MB? I will be happy to test and report.

Eddie Maddox

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