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RE: AHA-1520B Install Problems with RH5.0



On 22-Jul-98 Carol Emrich claimed:
> I have read all the HOWTO's, FAQs, and archive questions I can find on
> this, but still haven't been successful in getting RH5.0 to communicate
> with my Adaptec AHA-1520B  SCSI adapter.
> 
> On install it can't find it with autoprobe.  If I give it options
> 0x340,11,7 or 340,11,7 or 0x340,11,7,1 or 340,11,7,1 it apparently finds
> it because it says it's scanning the SCSI bus, but then it hangs the
> system and I had to do CNTRL-ALT-DEL to get out and start over.  So I
> went ahead and installed RH5.0 without the SCSI adapter, and tried to
> add it as a module.  I get
<SNIP> 
> My system is an IBM PS/Value Point 486/DX2 66 MHz, with the original 503
> MB hard drive (master) and a Maxtor 8.2 GB (slave).  All that's
> connected to the SCSI adapter are the two 8mm tape drives.  I have
> DOS/Windows95 on the 503MB hdd, RH 5.0 Linux on the first four
> partitions (~2GB) of the 8.2GB hdd and DOS/Windows95 on the rest.  I can
> communicate with the tape drives using Windows so I know everything is
> in working order, but I need Unix/Linux to analyze these tapes.
> 
> Any ideas?

How about removing the drives from the board and trying again. The boot
process may find the board OK and hang on the tape drives.

May be a stupid suggestion. But, stupid suggestions sometimes work!



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