MCA and Linux (was Re: debian-user-digest Digest V99 #255)
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On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, John Bravacos wrote:
> >The problem is that when I boot (using defualt settings) with the rescue
> >disk, it can't detect my SCSI hard disk. I haven't tried to load Debian
> >straight from hard disk, and don't I want to. The Debian install prints
> >the following errors before entering the install menu. (no particular
> >order) IBM MCA SCSI: No SCSI Atteched
> >SCSI: 0 Hosts
> >SCSI: Detected total
> >Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card. Specs about my PC can be
> >found in the attached text document. Cheers Simon Werner
> I don't think Linux works with MicroChannel Bus machines.
Ummm, yes it does, and it has done so for quite some time. Kernel 2.2
adds full (robust, no patches needed) support for MCA, so Linux will run
just fine (see http://www.linuxhq.com/wonderful22.html for more info).
Unfortunately, that's about all I know about PS/2s (that and the fact that
at one point they sold for over $3000!). So I don't have any advice for
the person posting the original question... 8^(
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