Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 386
Installation failure with Adaptec AIC 7880 UW SCSI chips
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
It is impossible to boot the 2.0.36 kernel from an Adaptec
AIC 7880 on-board UW SCSI chip.
This has prevented the installation of RH 5.2 on what was to
be my company's first official Linux server.
The bug is clearly in aicxxxx.o.
I have installed RH 5.0 with all errata including kernel
2.0.35 without any problem on this machine.
I installed the 2.0.36 kernel source and built a new kernel:
it won't boot. Same problem as when installing RH 5.2 :
command aborted due to time-out, SCSI bus resets, etc...
The newsgroups are overflowing with complaints about this,
but I have not seen an official RH response.
Can I make a boot diskette with a 2.0.35 kernel to
install/upgrade RH 5.2 ?
I have now manually installed/upgraded all RH 5.2 RPMS on
top of RH 5.0 and now the machine runs RH 5.2 with a 2.0.35
kernel, but it was rather tedious.
I can make the 2.0.36 kernel boot by applying the aicxxx 5.1.2 to
5.1.3 and 5.1.3 to 5.1.4 patches (from your pub/aic directory) and
building and installing a new kernel.
The RH 5.2 CD/boot floppy install problem remains of course.
This problem is known and we hope to have errata boot disks available
soon to address this problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 87 ***