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Re: problem with installation program



I'd encourage both of you to check this out further and communicate any
results to the installation/howto maintainers.  Questions with 
NCR53c series SCSI CDROMs have been appearing with some frequency of
late.  I don't have direct experience, but know that web/usenet searches
are pretty thin on results.

On Mon, Apr 24, 2000 at 10:34:01PM -0500, Geopoliticus wrote:
> Steve,
> 
> I had a similar problem when trying to install the EXACT same CD from my 
> book.  I do however have SCSI peripherals.  What I eventually ended up 
> doing was downloading Debian off of the net and it is now running great!  I 
> know that is not what you are looking for.  Something I ran across however 
> is a jumper on my CD ROM.  It is labeled "Block".  This jumper, if set, 
> told the controller that it was dealing with a UNIX block device.  If your 
> CD ROM has a jumper like this try setting it the opposite of what it is 
> currently set at.  You may have some success.  Good luck.
> 
> Geo
> 
> At 09:42 PM 4/24/00 -0500, Steven Burns wrote:
> >Dear Linux users:
> >
> >I am attempting to install Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 from the CD that
> >accompanies the book: Learning Debian GNU/Linux (Bill McCarty, O'Reilly,
> >
> >Sebastopol, Sept 99, 1st ed.).  The problem I am currently having is
> >that I cannot get the installation program to start.
> >
> >It would seem that the problem relates to the last message displayed:
> >"NCR53c406a: no available ports found."  See below.
> >
> >So far, I've looked into the problem as follows.
> >1.  I've looked at the Help items accessed by pressing F1 while the
> >below Welcome screen is up, but none of these items seems relevant.
> >2.  I've spent some time looking at the debian website (www.debian.org),
> >
> >but haven't found anything relevant there either.
> >3.  I did internet searches with several search engines and the the
> >search text, "NCR53c406a: no available ports found."  Snap.com returned
> >some webpages relating to "boot arguments for scsi peripherals."  I
> >looked at some of these, but didn't find any information applicable to
> >my situation.  Furthermore, my computer does NOT contain any scsi
> >components, so it seems strange that the problem should relate to scsi.
> >
> >I would very much appreciate any insights or suggestions that would help
> >
> >me clear this hurdle.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >Steven
> >
> >P.S. See details below.
> >-------------------------------
> >
> >The sequence of events that lead to the failure of the installation
> >program follows.  (The failure is repeatable on my system.)
> >
> >1.  Boot the computer from the debian CD.
> >2.  The Welcome screen appears.
> >                         Welcome to Debian GNU/Linux 2.1!
> >                           ...
> >
> >                         This disk uses Linux 2.2.12 (from
> >                             kernel-image-2.2.12_2.2.12-1)
> >
> >                         Press <F1> for help, or <ENTER> to boot!
> >                         boot:
> >3.  Press Enter.
> >4.  A series of messages scroll up the screen and then stop.  The
> >following is the list of messages that remains on the screen.
> >
> >Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
> >Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
> >NET4: UNIX somain sockeds 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
> >NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
> >IP Protocol: ICMP, UDP, TCP
> >Starting kswapd v 1.5
> >Detected PS/2 Mouse port.
> >RAM Disk Driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 1096 K size
> >loop: registered device at major 7
> >PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device 39, VID=1022,
> >DID=7409
> >PCI_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
> >     ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0x007, BIOS settings: hda: DMA, hdb: pio
> >     ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdc: DMA, hdb: pio
> >hda: Maxtor 91531U3, ATA Disk drive
> >hdc: ATAPI 48x CDROM, ATAPI CDROM Drive
> >ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7, 0x3f6 on irq 14
> >ide1 at 0x170-0x177, 0x376 on irq 15
> >hda: Maxtor 91531U3, 14655MB w/512kB Cache, CHS=1868/255/63
> >hdc: ATAPI 48x CD ROM Drive, 128 kB Cache
> >Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.55
> >Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> >FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
> >md driver 0.36.6 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
> >NCR53c406a: no available ports found
> >--------------------------------------------
> >
> >The computer I'm using has the following components.
> >
> >CPU:  AMD Athlon 600 MHz CPU
> >
> >MOTHERBOARD:  Micro-Star AMD Athlon K7-PRO Motherboard w/ UDMA
> >
> >FLOPPY:  Mitsumi 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
> >CD:  48x EIDE CD-ROM
> >HARD DRIVE:  Maxtor 15.3 GB 5400 UDMA Hard Drive  (Windows 98 is
> >installed on a 7326MB partition.  The rest of the disk (7327MB) is free
> >space.)
> >
> >MEMORY:  128 MB SDRAM PC100
> >MODEM: 3-COM US Robotics 56k V.90 Fax Modem w/ voice speaker phone
> >
> >NETWORK CARD:  PCI 32 bit 10/100 Network Card
> >SOUND CARD:  Creative Lab Sound Blaster PCI 128 Vibra Sound
> >VIDEO CARD:  Matrox G400 32MB SGRAM AGP
> >
> >MONITOR:  Sceptre Dragon Eye .27
> >KEYBOARD:  PS2 108 key Windows 98 Keyboard
> >MOUSE: PS2 Mouse
> >SPEAKERS:  120 Watt Stereo Speakers
> >----------------------------------------------
> >
> >End.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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