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Bug#56590: scsi errors with boot floppies 2.2.5 (and previous)

package: boot-floppies
version: 2.2.5

I insert the rescue disk (1.44) and start the machine in order to do an
install of potato.  It dies before it gets too far (when the kernel messages
are being printed).  Here's what it says:

scsi0: AdvanSys SCSI 3.2M: PCI Ultra 16 CDB: IO 6800/F, IRQ 9
scsi : 1 host
scsi : aborting command due to timeout: pid 0, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun
0, Te
st Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00

At this point it dies and I have to do a hard reset.

I have an Iomega Jaz Jet Ultra PCI SCSI adapter (identified as AdvanSys), to
which I have attached an external Jaz drive and an internal 24x SCSI CD-ROM

FWIW, while I have had this problem with previous 2.2.x rescue disks, I have
never seen this with other Debian rescue/boot disks, or with an other
rescue/boot disk (Red Hat, SuSE, Slackware, Mandrake, etc. etc.)

I would classify this as a pretty severe bug, since an install is impossible
(as far as I can tell, although I'm no expert).


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