Bug 76823 - installer locks in loop when installing aic7xxx.old
installer locks in loop when installing aic7xxx.old
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-27 10:39 EST by phil pritchard
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:07 EDT
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Description phil pritchard 2002-10-27 10:39:58 EST
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Description of problem:
ive tryed just about everything!! including (6.1 7.1 7.3 8.0 redhat)(8.0
mandrake)and all the same thing, what workes is Beos 5.0 and windoz nt and
2k.[BUT I WANT REDHAT]!! unable to find any details on module parms.but ive
tried a few,module dosent seem to accept any extra parms. new aic driver dosent
work at all, old driver picks up driver and install it finds all attached
drivers but keeps scanning for drives, (on V4 of couse)  
<4> SCSI host abort (pid 30) timed out - reseting - trying harder
<4> SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0
repeats this over and over but pid, starts at 30 and increces by 1 for each reset.
machine is a 92 AMI dual pentium, on board aic7870p(chip), 2 hi end hotswap scsi
drives...i think its an ICL Teamserver FI, hard to find info on but good box..i
hope!
ive even tryed installing msdos to scsidrives booting dos making scsi cdrom work
and installing through dos utils, but to no avail.
installed cdrom on ide channel and much the same except i had access to V2..
unfortunatly im fairly new to linux and dont know what im dooing enough..
ant help appreciated..

excuse spelling..

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot of flopy
2.load driver disk as new driver domt work at all
3.select old driver and watch out put on V4
	

Actual Results:  loads driver aic7xxx.old
finds all attached drivers
but keeps on scanning endlessly, only pid changes, starts at 30 goes up by 1
each reset of bus

Expected Results:  load anaconda continu installing the best os..

Additional info:

ive tryed removing drives and cdrom but keeps on scaning. ive tryed 1 prossesor.
thereis not much in the bios but i have turned that on and off to to no
avail...--help ...pls..
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:07 EDT
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
persists.

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