Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20073
Adaptec 2940UW SCSI card (BIOS 2.57.2) & aic7xxxx 5.1.31 / 3.2.4
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:37:08 EDT
I have these devices
Intel VC820 Motherboard with BIOS VC82010A.86A.0036.P16SCSI Adapter
Adaptec 2940U/UW (BIOS 2.57.2) (SCSI ID 7)
at Bus:02h Device:09h / IRQ: 9 / IO Port: D800h
Western Digital Vantage 9.1Gb U2W SCSI (SCSI ID 0)
Saegate 4.5Gb UW SCSI (SCSI ID 1)
UltraPlextor CD-ROM (SCSI ID 2)
Yamaha 4260 CD ReWriter (SCSI ID 5)
Iomega ZIP SCSI (SCSI ID 6)
Video Diamond Viper 770 OEM 16MB
Network 3Com 3C509B
When I connect only UltraWide hard disks, the system works fine. But if I
add UltraPlextor, Yamaha, Iomega (All connected with 58 pin cable), I
can't even install the RedHat 7.0 Linux. The install process stops after
copying 3 packages or something like that. The system stops for 5 seconds
every 2 minutes or less making blink cdrom's lights. It looks similar to
scanning SCSI chains, just like at boot.
So I had to install & use linux without those devices using 58 pin cable.
The Windows 98 SE works good with & without those 58 pin devices mentioned
I actually have similar problem with my Adaptec 2940UW SCSI card.
I was trying to install Redhat version 6.2 and 7.1. Both version
halt during the installation when it was trying to load the SCSI aic7xxx driver.
my Hardware specs is this:
ASUS P5A, K6II-300
Adaptec 2940UW SCSI card, BIOS 2.20 SCSI ID:7
Yamaha 4416s CD-RW. SCSI ID: 3
more add. comments.
I also try to install version 6.2 under Vmware's Workstation 2.03.
(Vmware Workstation 2.03 is a virtual PC program that allow user
to boot to most x86 system without dual booting.)
The program emulated the SCSI CD-rom as IDE.
in that case, the installation still went throught fine.
So, I am pretty sure there is a bug with the SCSI card there.
I tried to install both version in my other system which has no
SCSI card. The installation does not seem to have problem.
I have a similar problem. AMD K6/400, Adeptec 2930U2 card with Jaz 2GB drive.
Works great with Red Hat 6.0. 7.1 install hung on SCSI timeout. I pulled
the card out and finished the install, then reinserted the card. The system
boots, but if I try to access the Jaz drive it hangs the mount process giving
It appears there are 20 or so bugs open with variations on this error
(aic7xxx driver basically doesn't work on 7.1) and it's been open with
high priority for several months. This problem is stopping a lot of
people from successfully upgrading to 7.1. Would you please advise me
of status of this bug and let me know when there is progress?
yet another problem with the 2930!
i have a 2930u2, with two drives attached to the u2 cable, and two to the wide
cable. not only will redhat 7.2 (i had a box version) not install off of the CD-ROM (which is one of the wide scsi
devices) but if i do get the thing installed (i used mandrake's installer, which doesn't have this problem for
some reason) i STILL can't read off of the hard drive on the wide chain. it crashes the file manager, and then
locks the system.
so, yes: the aic7xxx is having issues. comments?
Have you been successful resolving this issue?
Closing due to inactivity.