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Re: 3ware 8506-4 hangs while making filesystem

On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 22:21, Tinus Nijmeijers wrote:
> I'm guessing someone here would know about this, so here goes:
> I'm installing a new system (P4C, intel mainboard, 1G RAM, 4x160GB SATA,
> 3ware 8506-4, raid 5) and the system freezes completely while formatting
> a big partition ("unable to handle kernel paging request..." means
> absolutely nothing to me).
> I installed without the 3ware card on a single 160GB disk: no problem.
> Right now I'm installing Redhat-9, it seemed ok but now I see big RED
> alerts on my screen:
> kernel BUG at buffer.c 559!
> invalid operand: 0000
> CPU: 0
> Anyone experienced this with a 3ware card?

redhat-8 with driver version formats the big partition
without a problem.
(though anaconda horribly ends with an erreur half-way into the
installation. talk about bad installers, I prefer the debian installer
any day of the week!)

I' gonna install woody now with an updated 3w-xxxx.0
And I will inform 3ware.

thanks for all the help


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