Bug 4269 - Kickstart asks for second SCSI controller
Kickstart asks for second SCSI controller
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-07-30 07:34 EDT by Jos Vos
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 07:27:35 EST
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Description Jos Vos 1999-07-30 07:34:25 EDT
On an old Compaq Prosignia 300, with a Symbios 53c810 SCSI
chip on-board, a kickstart installation always asks whether
I have a 2nd SCSI controller.  I also tried noprobe, with

device scsi nrc53c8xx
device ethernet pcnet32

and even then it asks that question.  The rest of the
installation works fine (I just have to press RETURN one
time extra).

When probing, it doesn't recognize the SCSI chip, although
it is listed in /proc/pci:

  Bus  0, device  12, function  0:
    SCSI storage controller: NCR 53c810 (rev 2).
      Medium devsel.  IRQ 10.  Master Capable.
      I/O at 0x7100.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x5200000.

I would appreciate any suggestions, workarounds, or fixes.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-07-30 12:08:59 EDT
You have to use the --continue to make it continue to probe for
additional devices as described at


So in your case you would need:

device scsi nrc53c8xx --continue
device ethernet pcnet32

Reopen this if that does not help.
Comment 2 Jos Vos 1999-08-11 14:03:59 EDT
No, this didn't help.  The best way for me is still to use

device scsi ncr53c8xx
device ethernet pcnet32

and then I only have to press return once, because it asks if I have
other SCSI controllers.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 07:27:59 EST
This issue is resolved in the latest cuts of the installer.

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