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Re: Installation with BT-930

You have an interesting problem.

The BIOS on the BT-930 is responsible for booting the kernel.  It is doing
that just fine.  However, the kernel doesn't know about the BT-930, and it
can't do anything once booted.

** The BT-930 is not supported by the bootable CD-ROM.

On Sun, Sep 28, 1997 at 06:40:14PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote [edited
for space]:
> K6-200, BT-930, ASUS TX97-XE, Matrox-Millenium, IBM SCSI-DCAS 34330,

Looks fine.

> Well I tried the 2.0.30 special installation diskettes which should
> work with Buslogic Flashpoint controllers but should crash often.
> Yes I veryfied that they crash ... :-(((
> The last words were:
>   Started kswapd v
>   FDC 0 is a post-1991
>   md driver 0.35 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
> It seems that after this the SCSI controller is to be initialized.

I don't follow you here.  The kernel actually stopped after initalizing
the md driver?  Which image was this, exactly?

> Using the standard diskettes the next lines are:
>   Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
>   PPA: unable to initialise controller at 0x378, error 2
>   scsi : 0 hosts
>   scsi : detected total.
> but I think the error message is connected with failing to initialize
> the parallel port zipdrive which I havn't because using an internal
> SCSI Zipdrive. Or is this the point???

You're getting error messages because you don't have that hardware installed.
It is normal behavior.

You _should_ be able to use the 2.0.30 "special" images.  If those don't
work (please confirm), let me know and I will compile a custom kernel for
you to put on the rescue disk.

Good luck,


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