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"C.R de Groot" <c.dgroot@chello.nl> writes:

> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 potato
> architecture: i686
> model: no-name pII 350
> memory: 64MB
> scsi: none
> cd-rom:       -ATAPI 36X
> -Philips 2/2/24 cdr/cdrw
> network card:  ne2000 (Realtek 8019 ISA)
> pcmcia:      none
> harddisk: Maxtor DiamondMax 27gig 7200rpm IDE
> videocard: Voodoo 3 2000 PCI
> audio: ESS Technology Maestro 2 (onboard chip)
> problem description:
> When i try to install Debian 2.2, The kernel hangs when it's booting. 
> It gives a lot of "normal" kernel-messages and it hangs after the message "IBM
> MCA SCSI: No Microchannel-bus support present -> Aborting".

Generally it is the probe *after* this one which is hanging your

> I couldnt even get into the installation menu :/
> I verified if there was conflicting hardware on my computer, there was not. I
> verified my bios settings, and i disabled Video BIOS Shadow, after that it
> still hanged.
> I have used Linux-Mandrake 7.0 & 7.1 before for 4 months without any problem
> with both the installation and running itself.
> I've asked on several linux channels on irc, if anybody ever happened this or
> if everybody know how i could get it working, nobody knew. 
> I heard a lot of good things about Debian and i wanted to try it. I hope i am
> able to install it later :)

Hi Cees.

Please try the idepci flavor of boot-floppies.  Let us know if that
works or not.  The problem is a kernel issue -- I believe you were
using the "vanilla" disk set rather than "idepci", which contains lots
of code for legacy devices, the probe for one of which is hanging your

If that still does not work, please re-report where that hung.  You
might try removing (temporarily) your sound card.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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