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Re: HELP! Install problem. How to free I/O locked by "reserve=..." in boot params?

On Fri, 3 Mar 2000 09:56:15 +0100, Wojciech Zabolotny wrote:

>Hi All, I have to install potato on a computer which locks with standard
>potato's installation kernel. This machine has a NIC (wd8003) located at
>0x280. During the boot time one of the SCSI drivers (probably sim710)
>included in the standard kernel tries to detect the SCSI controller at the
>same address, locking the machine. The only solution is to use
>"reserve=0x280,0x20" at the boot prompt. In this case kernel initializes
>correctly, however I can not insmod the NIC module later to complete the
>installation :-(. I've read the Boot-Prompt HOWTO, but there was nothing
>about such cases. I can not change the NIC's iobase. Is there any special
>boot parameter to disable the autodetection of particular address without
>blocking it for modules? Is there any way to free such reserved I/O space?

Have you tried to insert the wd module with parameters (io=0x280 etc.)?
I think it doesn't care if resources are reserved or not in this case.


Bjoern Brill

Bj"orn Brill <brill@fs.math.uni-frankfurt.de>
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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