DPT help needed -- Slackware 3.0 ELF, RedHat 1.2

DPT help needed -- Slackware 3.0 ELF, RedHat 1.2

Post by Dave Colla » Fri, 05 Jan 1996 04:00:00

I am trying to install Linux on the following:

Hardware:  DPT 2122A (EISA)
           BIOS: v05E.0
           smartrom: v002.D1

Distribution:  Slackware 3.0 ELF from InfoMagic
               (The Developers Resource Kit)

Trying to boot using the boot disk 'scsi' from the CD-ROM:

  HBA at 0xADDRESS didn't react on INQUIRY.  Sorry.

No disk is found.

I tried the tsx-11.mit.edu pub/linux/ALPHA/scsi/EATA but it
is Slackware 2.3 and won't read my 3.0 root disk.
Decided to try RedHat.  Tried several kernels.  None would
see any scsi devices.  Got the red hat kernel from
  tsx-11.mit.edu pub/linux/ALPHA/scsi/EATA
It would not read ramdisk2:

It reads the first one, followed by:

VFS: mounted root (ext2 filesystem)
  kernel_version needed, but can't be found
RHL: Insert ramdisk 2 floppy and press ENTER

<I insert ramdisk 2 and press ENTER>

couldn't open /dev/ram2 at /bin/init line 60, <> line1

I tried the ram disks that came with my Red Hat 2.1 distribution
and from

Any suggestions?  I have ordered a new BIOS for my DPT.

-= Thor (David Thor Collard)  | Be the tree rooted.                  =-

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-= to fight it again and again.  --Rannulph Junah  (LOBV)            =-


1. Missing libxv3.so.3.0 in Slackware 3.0 (ELF)


Recently I upgraded to Slackware 3.0 (which is in ELF format)

For me this meant:
  Linux 1.2.13 -> Linux 1.2.13 ELF
  GCC 2.5.8    -> GCC 2.7.0
  XFree 3.0    -> XFree 3.1.2

I have some applications that I have written with some other students
for SPARC SUN stations. Quite some time ago, I managed to compile and
execute the user interface part of them under Linux (it involved
getting devguide libraries for Linux).

These executables no longer execute! As soon as I start them Linux
says "Cannot find shared library libxv3.so.3.0" (or something like

I have tried:
  A) to put all old libxv libraries from my old Linux distribution in
     the same directory where the nex libxview (new name?!) libraries
     are. Still the same error.
  B) to recompile everything (after getting newer libraries which
     were allowed by GCC 2.7.0 (LEDA 3.3 instead of LEDA 3.1.2).
     I can start the program but get a "segmentation fault".

The programs used to run just fine.

Any suggestions?

can read news only once a week, while I can read e-mail every day.

Thank you for your time,
   Rob Knubben

ir. R.J.J. Knubben (Rob)    post-masters Software Technology program,
                            HG 6.57, Eindhoven University of Technology

Telephone: +31 40 247 4333  Department of Mathematics and Computing Science

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