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Re: adaptec 2906 scsi card

crisbill wrote:
> I wrote to the list on August 18 reporting problems getting debian to
> boot/install on a G4 mac (Subject:boot problems on g4). I should have
> mentioned that I had installed an Adaptec 2906 SCSI card in the machine.
> As I reported, booting got stuck with the kernel from Woody after the md
> driver message from the kernel.
> With the kernel from the Potato dist, I got no further than "Booting..."
> I tried some 2.4 kernels and got into the Woody installer that was
> current at the time, but couldn't get past the Install Kernel and
> Modules stage: the installer reported "Bad address Bad file descriptor".
> (The log said that "set_loop couldn't create a loop device" for my
> installation medium).
> Anyway, I ended up yanking out the card and then had no trouble
> installing potato r.3 from a downloaded sourceforge debian-imac archive.
> The Adaptec 2906 is a cheaper card without a BIOS.

I'm curious if you've tried to boot the system with the card in it,
with no devices connected to the card, since you've successfully
installed potato.

You might try the mac specific version of one of the aic7xxx



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