Debian 1.3 install enters a reboot cycle

Debian 1.3 install enters a reboot cycle

Post by Peter Galbrai » Fri, 20 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Tried to install debian 1.3 from the TRI-Linux CD.
At some point during Linux loading, the system reboots and enters
an infinite cycle.

I have an Adaptec 2940U and tried to pass "aic7xxx=no_reset"
to the kernel, but I don't know what the kernel name is!
I tried:

boot: default aic7xxx=no_reset
boot: root.bin aic7xxx=no_reset
boot: aic7xxx=no_reset

None worked.  Any idea how to get passed this hurdle?
Thanks

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Debian 1.3 install enters a reboot cycle

Post by Slap » Sat, 21 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:>I have an Adaptec 2940U and tried to pass "aic7xxx=no_reset"
>to the kernel, but I don't know what the kernel name is!

press F1 at the LILO prompt as stated in the text displayed before the
prompt...

                                         Slapic

 
 
 

Debian 1.3 install enters a reboot cycle

Post by Peter Galbrai » Mon, 23 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> Tried to install debian 1.3 from the TRI-Linux CD.
> At some point during Linux loading, the system reboots and enters
> an infinite cycle.

> I have an Adaptec 2940U...

The boot kernel was probaly probing my SCSI controller in a way it didn't
like.
The fix was to compile a new kernel with ramdisk support and copy it
to the (ms-dos type) resc1440 disk.
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Maurice-Lamontagne Institute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Box 1000
Mont-Joli Qc, G5H 3Z4 Canada      Tel: (418) 775-0852   FAX: (418) 775-0542