> Hi there, I'm kind of stupid at Linux..it's totally new to me..so I have
> some dump questions..please help if you know how to solve or have any
> I install Slackware 3.0 and using Adaptec AHA2940UW controller card. I
> download the new files at slackware ftp site is AHA2940.gz and colornew.gz
> to make the bootdisk and rootdisk. The way I make the bootdisk and
> rootdisk is I'm using gzip.exe and rawrite.exe to make.
> Booting from this root and boot disk is fine. It recognized my AHA2940UW
> card and I can install Slackware on my system. I did install package Q to
> support the AHA2940 during the installation process. After I reboot the
> system...It won't detech my AHA2940UW anymore and it hang there...
> The question is how can I install the kernel for 2940UW from the
> bootdisk...or how to make it work. Moreover...when I download AHA2940.gz
> from ftp site...I saw a file look like it uses to support my card but I
> have no clue how to install it...
> Anyone know, please help...I have no way to go from here...Please send
> email back to me or post in this group...
Sounds like all you need to do is get the actual kernel which supports
your 2940 in the root directory. In other words, your boot disks have
support for 2940, but when it actually comes to booting up the system,
you're not using the boot disks anymore. First, get a copy of vmlinuz
which has support for 2940, (probably same place that you got colornew.gz
, etc.) and is for 1.2.13. Assuming you have FAT support in the kernel
(DOS fs support), save that vmlinuz to a dos formatted disk. Then, using the
boot disk, reboot, and when you get that first prompt, where it prompts you for
additional parameters, use 'mount root=/dev/xxx', where xxx = hda1 for
IDE, or sda1 for SCSI (and the 1 is the first partition, so if your
boot partition is something other than 1, change that accordingly also)
Then you'll be booting from the kernel on disk, but the filesystem used
is off your harddrive. Login as root, put your dos disk with vmlinuz in
the drive, then
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy
cp vmlinuz (or whatever it's called) /
And that should be all there is to it. Hope this helps.
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