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Re: system lock on boot

I guess you should try using the tecra image (on the official cd release
of slink (2.1), it's on cd 2 if I recall correctly, so try booting from cd

Ron Rademaker

On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, e3c wrote:

> I am new to Debian so I hope I am giving the needed information to
> recieve help from the Debian comunity.
> My scsi controller (Adaptec AHA-2940U/UW Dual) supports
> bootable cd-roms.  I am trying to install
> Debian 2.1 (kernel 2.2.12) from a VA Linux distribution I purchased in a
> store.  I boot from the cd-rom and press
> <enter> to start the installation.  Things start to scroll
> across the screen and then the computer
> locks, not responding to anything but a warm reboot.  Before
> it hangs it looks like it is loading
> drivers for my hard disks connected to my scsi card.  I have
> three hard drives and two cd-roms.  The
> bootable hard drive is at id 0, another at id 1, another at id 2, and
> two cd-roms at id 3 and 4.  The scsi controller id is at 7.  After what
> looks like the second scsi device being detected "(scsi1)" the system
> locks.  The last two lines on the screen read:
> (scsi1) downloading sequencer code... 374 instructions downloaded
> NCR53c406a: no available ports found
> Also I notice that Linux identifies my scsi card incorrectly
> as a AIC 7895 U
> My guess is that it has found something it does not like
> with my hard drive that is at id2.  (it is
> an old hard drive that came out of my first computer, an IBM
> P/S 2 80).  As it still works I have kept it. I am currently running NT
> 4.0 service pack 5 on my system
> and after a brief experience with windows 2000 I am actively seeking a
> new OS.
> I have tried to specify (blindly I admit) a boot parameter that would at
> lest get me to the install screen.  But to no avail.  I have read the
> boot parameter information found through the F4 and F5 options on the
> boot disk and what I could find in the Debian tutorial and the Guide on
> the Debian web site.  I still feel clueless as how to truely use a boot
> parameter.  Or how to get to the install screen.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I will be checking
> my e-mail regularly so I am able to supply
> any more information that might be needed.
> Thank you in advance,
> Scott
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