Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 36918
(SCSI AIC7XXX EISA)aic7xxx driver locks machine with Adaptec 2740
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
Trying installing 7.1 on a 486DX EISA box having Disk and CDROM on an
Adaptec 2740 controller. tty shows _nothing_ (no init messages from the
aic7xxx driver module). Showstopper on this box. :-|
There is currently a RH 6.0 installed with kernel 2.4.0-test7pre2 so if you
need any info let me know...
Could you try passing "noprobe" to the kernel commandline (eg the syslinux
prompt) and select the alternate aic7xxx driver to see if that works ?
"noprobe" on the kernel commandline solved the hang problem but there was no
alternative driver to choose.
I have the same problem on a similar machine - 486DX/EISA 2740/Disk/CD.
Hangs with aic7xxx. Kernel panics with aic7xxx_old and no disks seen.
ANy ideas? Or an alternative driver-disk (maybe EISA support is not
compiled in? this is a new option for the aic7xxx-driver!).
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/