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Re: Can't install on i386 system with LSI 53C1030 SCSI Host driver

On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 03:33:51PM +0100, Olivier Cappe wrote:
> I am trying to install Woody on a i386 system which has two SCSI disks
> that need the Fusion MPT SCSI drivers. RH 8.0 installs correctly on
> this one and reports
> However, I could not install Debian on this system. The first thing is that as
> said here,
> I finally went for the updated module preload floppy 2.4.20-modules.bin from
> http://people.debian.org/~blade/install/preload/ together with bootbf2.4.iso as
> found in http://people.debian.org/~blade/boot-floppies/netinst-full-pre/. This
> time I could load the mptbase.o and mptscsih.o modules from the floppy and
> proceed up to the "reboot" item in the installation (thereby erasing my RH
> install). In addition to these two modules, I also added sg support in the
> "Insert kernel modules" section.
> The problem is that I can't reboot: reboot from disk fails with "No operating
> system" while reboot from the boot floppy created during the installation
> apparently lacks the two mpt* modules so that I see the following message
> kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
> 3 times and then:
> VFS: Cannot open root device "sda5" or 08:05
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable tp mount root fs on 08:05

I had to use bootbf2.4.iso and preload-2.4.20.bin (not "2.4.20-modules.bin")
for the same hardware, but I was able to reboot without trouble. The mpt
modules had been copied to disk and were loaded during reboot. I did not add sg

87b0f3beb29259a26faa79fe6bafd392  woody-3.0.24-pre/bootbf2.4.iso
09046d577f96f51721aaf67d17ad2e87  woody-3.0.24-pre/preload-2.4.20.bin

-rw-r--r--    1 ryan     staff    40009728 Jan  7 12:55 bootbf2.4.iso
-rw-r--r--    1 ryan     staff     1474560 Jan  8 07:52 preload-2.4.20.bin


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