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Re: Installation loop because of a NCR53c810 SCSI adapter

Jone Silva da Costa <rdd30967@mail.telepac.pt> writes:

> I'm trying to install Debian 2.2.17 on a PC with a Comtrade SCSI host
> adapter which is based on NCR/LSI 53c810 chip but I got stuck in an
> endless loop of the following messages:
> SCSI host 0 abort (pid0) timed out ? resetting
> SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0.
> ncr53c8xx_reset: pid=0 reset_flags=2 serial_number=XX
> serial_number_at_timeout=XX
> Where XX begins with 0 and get incremented.
> (Is it possible to catch these to a file)

The should be in /var/log/messages, which, in Woody at least, is
captured after installation (if you get that far) in
/var/log/installer.log after install.

You need to be better and follow directions.  You didn't report which
version of the boot-floppies you used (not the kernel version, not the
boot-floppies version) and, on i386, which *flavor* of boot-floppies
you use.

I first suggest you try the compact set, which is specifically for PCI
SCSI i386 machines.

> The messages I've been able to find in the archives point to kinds of
> solutions:
> 1) boot with parameters ?sym53c8xx=safe:y? or ?sym53c8xx=mpar:n?
> 2) ?Remove sym53c8xx from the kernel and make ncr53c8xx default?
> I've already tried both parameter's without any changes so I'd like to
> try the 2 kind but I unfortunately don't know how so I beg somebody to 
> teach me.

Read the chapter in the install manual on replacing the kernel.

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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