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Re: Compaq Proliant 370 installation

> By messing arround, you must be able to find wich bootmessage to give to
> the kernel.
> Mine looks like#boot: linux(image'compact'rescuediskette) smart2=0x6000
> sim710=addr:0x8000,irq:15

Thanks for the info about boot parameters.  The RAID controller
on this Proliant 4500 is in eisa slot-1.  The on board ncr53c8xx
scsi (for cdrom and tape) is embedded slot-9, irq-9.  Following
your advice I'm using the following boot parameters:

boot: smart2=0x1000 sim710=addr:0x9000,irq:9

With the 'compact' recuse disk, the raid controller is detected,
but the onboard scsi is not.  With the 'vanilla' rescue disk it's
the other way round.  Obviously, the most important thing is to
be able to access the hd array, so I used the 'compact' disk set
and now Debian base system installed.

However, I don't understand why the on board scsi is not detected
with 'compact' floppies.  From the kernel_config file:


This is an excerpt from dmesg:

Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
md driver 0.36.6 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
sim710: No NCR53C710 adapter found.
scsi: <fdomain> Detection failed (no card)
NCR53c406a: no available ports found
sym53c416.c: Version 1.0.0
qlogicisp : PCI not present
qlogicfc : PCI not present
eata_pio: No BIOS32 extensions present. This driver release still depends on
          Skipping scan for PCI HBAs.
Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
DC390: No PCI BIOS found!
DC390: 0 adapters found
scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detected total.
Compaq SMART2 Driver (v 1.0.11)
Found 1 controller(s)
cpqarray: Finding drives on ida0 (SMART)
cpqarray ida/c0d0: blksz=512 nr_blks=16434240
3c59x.c 18Feb01 Donald Becker and others
cpqarray: Completion of 00020000 ignored
via-rhine.c:v1.08b-LK1.0.0 12/14/2000  Written by Donald Becker
Partition check:
 ida/c0d0: ida/c0d0p1 ida/c0d0p2 ida/c0d0p3 ida/c0d0p4 < ida/c0d0p5
ida/c0d0p6 ida/c0d0p7 ida/c0d0p8 ida/c0d0p9 ida/c0d0p10 >
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.

Any ideas?

Should I load the driver for on board scsi as a module?  There
are problem with that too - I compiled 2.2.19 kernel sources on
another machine and copied the modules over to the Proliant 4500.

insmod scsi_mod.o
  (replies with a list of 16 unresolved symbols)
insmod ncr53c8xx.o ncr53c8xx="addr:0x9000 irq:9"
  (replies with a further 4 unresolved symbols)

> When you install LILO; DON'T install it in MBR! (another compraq got me
> on that one). Make the compraq partition bootable (/dev/ida/c0d0p3) and
> install LILO on you rootpartition(/dev/ida/c0d0p1). Then add to LILO the
> alternative of F10 and it's location.

Thanks for the heads-up on that one.  Unfortunately it's too late
;-(, still I can boot from the Compaq configuration floppy ok.
If you can mail a copy of your lilo.conf that would help a lot.

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