Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39852
installer fails while trying to insert module for sym53c8xx scsi
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installer dies on trying to insert module for symbios/ncr 53c8xx scsi
driver (continually resets on 3rd virtual console, but no feedback ever
occurs on vc1). Kernel's 2.4.0-prexx, 2.4.1 and 2.4.3 all boot and run on
this box with current scsi firmware with no problems (using driver
sym53c8xx.o). Suspect patches to RH shipping kernel are at fault. Cannot
install as a result.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot off RH7.1 CD on a system with sym53c8xx scsi chipset or board
2. select normal install
3. watch it hang
Actual Results: vc1 just hangs on 'inserting .. driver' message. vc3
notes continual timeouts on scsi bus reset.
Expected Results: module should have inserted and gone forward, as it does
normally with hand-compiled 2.4.x-series kernels.
We just found a problem with the ncr scsi driver, we expect to make a new
kernel available shortly with a fix, but making sure it works takes some time.
Same here check 37096
I have made a driverdisk for use during the installation to fix this problem.
The driverdisk is available from:
and the "readme" file should explain how to use this.
The released errata kernel 2.4.3-12 has the driver from the disk as well.
this same problem on the same box appears when installing 7.2. is there a driver disk
available with the same fix? did the fix get propagated to the 7.2 kernel?
What motherboard was this again ?
The driver in 7.2 should be fine...
intel 440BX i believe.
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