Bug 39852 - installer fails while trying to insert module for sym53c8xx scsi
Summary: installer fails while trying to insert module for sym53c8xx scsi
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-09 11:51 UTC by todd underwood
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:38:59 UTC
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Description todd underwood 2001-05-09 11:51:17 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3 i686)

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.

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-09 11:57:01 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Francois Isabelle 2001-05-10 18:13:14 UTC
Same here check 37096

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-14 14:27:26 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-26 13:23:31 UTC
The released errata kernel 2.4.3-12 has the driver from the disk as well.

Comment 5 todd underwood 2001-10-25 16:43:20 UTC
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?

Comment 6 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-25 16:47:48 UTC
What motherboard was this again ?
The driver in 7.2 should be fine...

Comment 7 todd underwood 2001-10-25 20:12:43 UTC
intel 440BX i believe. 

Comment 8 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:38:59 UTC
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/

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