Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 98607
Installer causes kernel panic with aic7xxx module
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:30 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
I think I have mentioned everything I can.
This would appear to be a kernel issue.
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
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and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/