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Cannot install FC2 or FC3-test1 on 29160 SCSI adapter (no html this time)



My apologies for posting html previously.  I'm new at this.

FC2 is not detecting my hard drive on a 29160 SCSI adapter during
install.  Can anyone help?

I'm trying to install FC2 on a machine with only 1 hard drive that is
attached to an Adaptec 29160 SCSI controller.  The AIC-7xxx driver is
automatically loading and is finding my adapter (I can see this by
hitting <F4> while module is loading.  However, my disk drive is not
found.  When I get to automatically partitioning, I get "no drives
found".  I had no problems installing and running Redhat 9.0 previously
on this machine.  I also tried FC3-test1 but it didn't help.

When I hit <F4> while AIC-7XXX module is loading on FC2, I get the
following:
  <6>PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:0d.0
  <6>scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36
  <4>        <Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI adapter>
  <4>        aic7892: Ultra160 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
  <4>
  <4>(scsi0:A:0): 160.000MB/s transfers (80.000MHz DT, offset 63, 16
bit)
  <4>scsi0: Unexpected busfree while idle
  <4>SEQADDR == 0x1

There is a pause of about 10 seconds between the 5th and 6th lines and
then a shorter pause between the 6th and 7th lines.  The last pair of
lines are repeated about 60 times with brief pauses between them.  It's
hard to get an exact count.  By the way, the IRQ 5 on the first line
does correspond to the irq that the embedded SCSI bios claims the
adapter is using (when I hit CTRL-A during boot-up).

On Redhat 9.0 install I get the following when performing the same
steps:
  <6>PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:0d.0
  <6>scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.8
  <4>        <Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI adapter>
  <4>        aic7892: Ultra160 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
  <4>
  <4>blk: queue dfa03414, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
  <4>  Vendor: IBM       Model: DDYS-T18350N        Rev: S80D
  <4>  Type:   Direct-Access                        ANSI SCSI revision:
03
  <4>blk: queue dfa03414, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
  <4>scsi0:A:0:0: Tagged Queueing enabled. Depth 253
  <4>Attached SCSI disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
  <4>(scsi0:A:0): 160.000MB/s transfers (80.000MHz DT, offset 63, 16
bit)
  <4>SCSI device sda: 35843670 512-byte hdwr sectors (18352 MB)
  <6>Partition check:
  <6>sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 sda6 >

I'm running on a dual P3 400MHz with a 440GX chipset.

I've tried using "linux noprobe" and "linux apic" and "linux noprobe
apic" to do the installation without any effect.  When I specify
noprobe, I have to choose a driver to get AIC-7XXX support.  At this
point, I have attempted to use various module parameters such as
"extended", "no_reset", and "no_probe" (not really knowing what they do)
but when I specify any options, the module does not load.  I also tried
to use a Redhat 9.0 driver disk and was not surprised when it didn't
work since it is for an older kernel.  I'd like to try a driver disk
compiled from a 2.6 kernel but haven't been able to find one.

Any ideas on how to make this work?

- Mike



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