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Bug 98607 - Installer causes kernel panic with aic7xxx module
Installer causes kernel panic with aic7xxx module
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-07-04 16:07 EDT by Marc Harding
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:41:15 EDT
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Description Marc Harding 2003-07-04 16:07:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have now tried to install Redhat 9 (and tried 8, with same result) on a 
machine with a Adaptec 2940UW card and 2 Atlas 36GB LVD drives.  There are no 
other devices on the scsi chain.  This set up has been working with an old 
version of RedHat (6.2) for several years now.  I remember during that 
install, I had to use an updated driver at around the 2.2.19 kernel time to 
get it to work.

With no devices on the scsi card the adapter module does load.  As soon as I 
attach the drives the failure begins.

I have tried the aic7xxx_old module and it fails with an "unrecoverable 
Interupt...  not syncing error"

I downloaded a driver diskette (DUD) from: 
http://people.freebsd.org/~gibbs/linux/ but it is not recognized from this 
disk during install.

I have updated to the latest BIOS on the motherboard and the SCSI card has 
BIOS 1.34.3.  I have tried all sorts of different settings on the card, and am 
now out of ideas.

I have searched for a similar problem, and have found little help.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. All steps are mentioned in description

Actual Results:  Can not install RedHat

Expected Results:  Driver should load and allow the install to continue.

Additional info:

I think I have mentioned everything I can.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-11 11:36:00 EDT
This would appear to be a kernel issue.
Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:41:15 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

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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