Thanks for your reply. Even though the SCSI disk partitioning went perfect and all partitions are fully initialized, and the base Woody (3.0) is installed, I still get this forever reported message at boot time:
SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out – resetting
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0
Ncr53c8xx_reset : pid = 0 reset_flags = 2 serial_number=(increasing numbers) serial_number_at_timeout= (increasing numbers)
I have three disks (9 gig, 9gig, 17 gig) and a CDROM. No external SCSI bus terminator is being used. Should I add one?
Thanks, and kind regards,
From: dale-bresnan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: August-25-12 11:57 AM
To: Bruno Gallichand; email@example.com
Subject: Re: PowerPC Debian install on IBM 43P boot problems...
i have a RS/6000 (43P) 7248 running etch [4.0] (kernel 2.6.18)
there was a install for the 7248 in the debian site..using 3.0
no scsi problems on the install and it is still working o.k.
what is the error message??
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 11:15 AM
Subject: PowerPC Debian install on IBM 43P boot problems...
I`m trying to revive an old IBM 43P for a customer into using it with Debian 3.0 (that`s the only version I was able to get bootable floppy images).
After the successful partionning and installation of the base OS, during boot, it is stuck displaying infinite messages about the SCSI Controller 0, trying to reset it, and never ends.
Has anyone been successful in such an installation on an old IBM 43P?
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