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Re: Bug#4774: Boot disk SCSI kernel panic

On Sun, 13 Oct 1996, Lindsay Haisley wrote:

> Package: boot1440.bin / aic7xxx
> Version: Debian 1.1
> I get a kernel panic on SCSI probing on attempting to boot from the standard
> Debian boot disk and can go no further.  My system is a 486 DX2/80 with an
> Adaptec AHA2842 VL Bus SCSI card.  boot1440.bin was obtained from
> \buzz\disks-i3\current on the 3 Oct 96 Debian CD from iConnect.
> On looking up the SCSI driver in the F4 help, I see that aic7xxx may receive
> the options "extended,noreset".  On checking the README for the driver on
> another Linux system, I see no reference to "extended", and the correct
> syntax for "noreset" is "no_reset".
> The latter portion of the boot sequence output is as follows (close, I hope,
> since I copied it by hand):
> aic7xxx: (aic7xxx_isr) Encountered Spurious Interrupt
> qlogicisp : PCI bios not present
> PPA: unable to initialize controller at 0x378, error 2
> scsi0: Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 3.2/3.1/3.0
> scsi : 1 host
> aic7xxx: Scanning channel A for devices
> aix7xxx: (aic7xxx_isr) BRKADRINT error(0x1):
>   Illegal Host Access
> Kernel panic: aic7xxx (aic7xxx_isr) BRKADRINT, error(0x1) seqaddr(0x0)
> I had exactly the same difficulty with the Slackware 96 boot disk, write
> Patrick Volkering and Walnut Creek about it and never heard a word from them.  
> It is worth noting that this same system is successfully running Slackware
> Linux, manually upgraded from kernel 1.2.18 which boots from a zImage
> bootdisk (kernel 2.0.12, or some such) made with "make zdisk" and the SCSI
> boot operation is executed with no problem.
> I don't know if this is a bug, a configuration problem, or a startup
> parameters problem, but I assume the former since I can find no
> documentation which might direct me to appropriate config or startup param
> solutions.
Try copying the zImage for the 1.2.18 kernel onto the boot disk. If memory
serves, the boot disk is a dos file system and the kernel image is in the
file call 'linux'. It should be fairly obvious once you look at the boot
disk which file is the kernel. (compare sizes).
This is a kernel problem, so using a working kernel will get you the
system you need to try building you own (newer) kernel from properly
configured source.



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