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Re: Debian boot issue.

> I try to install slink (debian 2.1), booting from the cd-rom 1, and I
> have no
> problem until:

> (scsi0) <Adaptec AHA-2940A Ultra SCSI host adapter> found at PCI 17/0
> (scsi0) Warning - detected auto-termination
> (scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 419 instructions downloaded
> ----- After the 'Download sequencer code...' message the boot is
> completely stuck.
> Any idea ?

I had the same problem with an Adaptex 2910C.  I think your problem is 
a kernel issue -- the 2.0.36 kernel that is loaded from the Debian CD 
doesn't support the newer Adaptec cards.  This is why it worked when you 
used a different distro (probably using a newer kernel).

What I did was download the boot floppies from potato (unstable Debian) 
and used those.  I had only one problem with this: after the base system 
was installed, the script to start dselect (where it lets you pick the 
type of install) crashed.  I just started dselect from another console 
and continued the install using the apt-get method.

Potato seems very stable to me, but you'd need to install it from the
network because there aren't CD's for it (as far as I know).

Another alternative would be to remove the SCSI card, install Debian
2.1, download and compile a 2.2.x kernel (with the correct Adaptec
driver built in), then install the SCSI card and devices.

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