Re: Regarding Debuging Rescue Kernel Hangs with AHA-2940
>> The problem turns out to be (obscurely) documented in
>> http://www.debian.org/releases/slink/#errata. The stock rescue disks will
>> not work with AHA-2940s due to conflicts with the other compiled in SCSI
>> drivers, and a special "only-aic7xxx" rescue image is required to boot. It
>> would be nice if the documentation of this requirement was moved from #errata
>> into the "current" install document, and the aic7xxx-only rescue image copied
>> from its present (comparatively obscure) location of
>> to ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/slink/main/disks-i386/current/ with
>> the rest of the rescue images. As it is, I would never have found the
>> documentation of the problem nor the rescue image if some kind souls
>> had not pointed me to them. Had the "only-aic7xxx" rescue image been present
>> in the canonical location, I would have deduced the proper solution
>> Anyway, thanks for the response, and extra thanks to Mr. Norris, Mr. Hammar,
>> and anyone else involved in providing the special aic7xxx rescue images.
>> Another Debian box is on its way to service.
>I didn't realize you were talking about slink. Potato has a normal and
>compact floppy image. I'm curious if we also need an only-aic7xxx image.
>Could you try the rescue disks to see if either one boots your machine?
>I'm hoping the next release of debian will have this issue resolved.
Both the normal and compact rescue images for "potato" worked fine. I'd
guess moving the DC390 driver ahead of the AHA-2940's did the trick. I
notice potato also supports my 3com 905 card -- unlike slink. How close
is potato to being promoted to production release? slink is proving almost
more annoying than it's worth -- I dislike having to burn a cd to install
it (lack of 905 support rules out NFS-based install of base_2.1). Keep up
the good work on potato!
P.S. Any idea how long until the aic7xxx-only rescue image will be
copied to ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/slink/main/disks-i386/current/?
Cannot see a problem with *adding* a file there (versus removing or renaming
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