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Install Report: Failure - Dell PowerApp Web 100 - Failed to detect scsi controller


Debian-installer-version: Feb 3nd Daily, from:

uname -a: Linux bergen 2.4.24-1-386 #1 Tue Jan 6 19:18:04 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: Tue Feb  3 14:32:04 EST 2004

Method: PXE Netboot, pxelinux.cfg :
LABEL sarge
        KERNEL vmlinuz
APPEND load initrd=netboot-initrd.gz devfs=mount debian-installer/framebuffer=false ramdisk_size=8192 root=/dev/ram0 console=tty0

Machine: Dell PowerApp Web 100
Processor: Single Pentium 3
Memory: 128 MB
Root Device: Adaptec AIC-7892a
Root Size/partition table:
disk1 resiserfs  9 gigs
disk5 linux swap 256 megs

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (AGP disabled) (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08) 00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 (rev 01)
00:0f.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7892A U160/m (rev 02)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [E]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Create file systems:    [ ]
Mount partitions:       [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

I am booting with vmlinuz / netboot-initrd.gz from ~sjogren:

Everything seems to boot up fine, but the kernel fails to detect the adaptec scsi controller, so the installer gets to the 'Partition Hard Drives' part without any warning and then won't go any further. There is no error message suggesting that hard drives were not detected.

Note that the hard drive IS detected in the netboot CD-ROM image today (see previous install report), and that they used to be detected by the netboot image (see my install report dated 1/12/04 , this is the exact same machine).

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