SCSI problem during install, Redhat Linux 5.1

SCSI problem during install, Redhat Linux 5.1

Post by Mik » Sun, 13 Sep 1998 04:00:00



I would appreciate any help, as Redhat doesn't have an answer, yet.
Thanks in advance.

I am having a problem installing Redhat Linux 5.1 with SCSI support.

If I install in "Expert mode",
and say "No" to "Do you have any SCSI adapters",
everything installs fine.

But I need SCSI support as I have 3 drives on my SCSI card.

Part 1 of the message below describes the problem in detail.
Part 2 describes my computer configuration in detail.

****************************************************************************************
Part 1:

I have the latest Boot.img from Redhat's website (it is the same as
the one in the box).
When I install the normal way, it appears to freeze with this message
box up:
        "Scanning SCSI bus"

When I install in "Expert mode",
        if I say "No" to "Do you have any SCSI adapters", everything
installs fine.
        if I say "Yes", it auto selects "Adaptec 2740, 2840, 2940".
        then I press "OK"
        then I press "OK" to "Autoprobe"

        Then it starts scanning for SCSI devices.
        It finds the device at SCSI ID 2 - SyQuest SyJet removable
hard drive
        It finds the device at SCSI ID 3 - Plextor 32x UltraPlex
CD-Rom drive
        It finds the device at SCSI ID 4 - Seagate Tapestor 8000S
4/8GB tape drive

Even though this is all the SCSI devices, it does NOT stop there and
FAILS at:

<4>scsi : Aborting command due to timeout:   pid 6, scsi 0, channel 0,
id 5, lun 0
Test unit ready  00 00 00 00 00
<4>(scsi0:-1:-1:-1) Bad scbptr 16 during SELTO
<4>(scsi0:-1:-1:-1) Referenced SCB 255 not valid during SELTO
<4>        SCSISEQ = 0x5a SEQADDR = 0x8 SSTAT0 = 0x10 SSTAT1 = 0x8a

Of the 5 lines of the error message above, only lines 3,4, & 5 repeat
continuously.
Lines 1 & 2 only repeat approximately every 16 times.
On line 5, sometimes the SEQADDR changes from 0x8 to 0x7, and back
again.
The error message repeats forever.
I must use hardware reset to restart.

NOTE:  I don't have a SCSI device at ID 5.
I have checked the SCSI Termination.
Redhat Linux 5.0 installs correctly, so does Caldera OpenLinux Base
1.2
Everything also works fine in Windows 95 & NT 4.0 (not related, just a
statement).

****************************************************************************************
Part 2:

My current computer configuration (9/11/1998).

Custom built computer (by me):

Tyan Titan Pro motherboard
Dual Intel Pentium Pro 200 MHz
128 MB EDO Dram
Matrox Millennium II PCI video card with 8 MB Vram
Adaptec 2940 PCI SCSI Adapter
Viewsonic 17PS monitor
1.44 MB 3.5" floppy drive (A:)
Creative Labs Sound Blaster AWE 32 (irq 5; io 220; dma 1,5)
Labtec LCS-1400 Speakers
Creative Labs Voodoo2 3Dfx accelerator card (no IRQ used)
Serial Ports Com1 & Com2 in default configuration
US Robotics 56k x2 external modem (now v.90) attached to Com2
Paralell Port 1 in default configuration
Epson Stylus Color 600 printer
TrippLite Command Console (under-the-monitor surge protector)
APC ups (Backups 650 va) battery backup

========================================================================================

IDE Hard drives:
        1st controller - Master - Seagate 6.4 GB
        1st controller - Slave  - none
        2nd controller - Master - Western Digital 4.3 GB
        2nd controller - Slave  - Creative Labs DVD/Rom drive (2x DVD,
20x cdrom)

SCSI Devices:
     0 - none
     1 - none
     2 - SyQuest SyJet
     3 - Plextor UltraPlex 32x CD-rom
     4 - Seagate CTT8000-S  4/8 GB tape drive (Travan 4)
     5 - none
     6 - none
     7 - Adaptec 2940 SCSI Adapter takes this one

========================================================================================

Hard Drive Partitions

IDE:
     1st controller - Master - Seagate 6.4 GB
          Partition 1 - Primary - Windows 95 - 2 GB
          Partition 2 - Primary - Redhat Linux 5.1 - 2 GB
          Partition 3 - Primary - Caldera OpenLinux Base 1.2 - 2 GB
          Partition 4 - Primary - Linux Swap space - 116 MB

     2nd controller - Master - Western Digital 4.3 GB
          Partition 1 - Primary - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation - NTFS -
1 GB
          Partition 2 - Extended - Windows NT applications & data -
NTFS - 3 GB

========================================================================================
IRQ's in use:
        0 = System Timer
        1 = Keyboard
        2 = Programmable Interrupt Controller
        3 = Com2
        4 = Com1
        5 = Sound Blaster AWE 32
        6 = Floppy drive controller
        7 = LPT1 (Parallel port controller)
        8 = System clock
        9 = Matrox Millennium II PCI 8 MB
        10 = Adaptec 2940 SCSI adapter (PCI)
        11 = 3Com PCI 3C905B-TX 10/100 Network card
             (Not in use when Creative DVD decoder card in use)
        11 = Creative Encore DVD Mpeg decoder card
             (Win95 only, not in use when Network card is used.)
        12 = PS/2 mouse
        13 = FPU (Math chip)
        14 = Primary IDE controller
        15 = Secondary IDE controller
========================================================================================

 
 
 

SCSI problem during install, Redhat Linux 5.1

Post by trev.. » Wed, 16 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I'm having exactly the same problem.  RH4.1 installed fine on this
machine, but 5.1 gags....

trevor


> I would appreciate any help, as Redhat doesn't have an answer, yet.
> Thanks in advance.

> I am having a problem installing Redhat Linux 5.1 with SCSI support.

> If I install in "Expert mode",
> and say "No" to "Do you have any SCSI adapters",
> everything installs fine.

> But I need SCSI support as I have 3 drives on my SCSI card.

> Part 1 of the message below describes the problem in detail.
> Part 2 describes my computer configuration in detail.

> ****************************************************************************************
> Part 1:

> I have the latest Boot.img from Redhat's website (it is the same as
> the one in the box).
> When I install the normal way, it appears to freeze with this message
> box up:
>         "Scanning SCSI bus"

> When I install in "Expert mode",
>         if I say "No" to "Do you have any SCSI adapters", everything
> installs fine.
>         if I say "Yes", it auto selects "Adaptec 2740, 2840, 2940".
>         then I press "OK"
>         then I press "OK" to "Autoprobe"

>         Then it starts scanning for SCSI devices.
>         It finds the device at SCSI ID 2 - SyQuest SyJet removable
> hard drive
>         It finds the device at SCSI ID 3 - Plextor 32x UltraPlex
> CD-Rom drive
>         It finds the device at SCSI ID 4 - Seagate Tapestor 8000S
> 4/8GB tape drive

> Even though this is all the SCSI devices, it does NOT stop there and
> FAILS at:

> <4>scsi : Aborting command due to timeout:   pid 6, scsi 0, channel 0,
> id 5, lun 0
> Test unit ready  00 00 00 00 00
> <4>(scsi0:-1:-1:-1) Bad scbptr 16 during SELTO
> <4>(scsi0:-1:-1:-1) Referenced SCB 255 not valid during SELTO
> <4>        SCSISEQ = 0x5a SEQADDR = 0x8 SSTAT0 = 0x10 SSTAT1 = 0x8a

> Of the 5 lines of the error message above, only lines 3,4, & 5 repeat
> continuously.
> Lines 1 & 2 only repeat approximately every 16 times.
> On line 5, sometimes the SEQADDR changes from 0x8 to 0x7, and back
> again.
> The error message repeats forever.
> I must use hardware reset to restart.

> NOTE:  I don't have a SCSI device at ID 5.
> I have checked the SCSI Termination.
> Redhat Linux 5.0 installs correctly, so does Caldera OpenLinux Base
> 1.2
> Everything also works fine in Windows 95 & NT 4.0 (not related, just a
> statement).

> ****************************************************************************************
> Part 2:

> My current computer configuration (9/11/1998).

> Custom built computer (by me):

> Tyan Titan Pro motherboard
> Dual Intel Pentium Pro 200 MHz
> 128 MB EDO Dram
> Matrox Millennium II PCI video card with 8 MB Vram
> Adaptec 2940 PCI SCSI Adapter
> Viewsonic 17PS monitor
> 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy drive (A:)
> Creative Labs Sound Blaster AWE 32 (irq 5; io 220; dma 1,5)
> Labtec LCS-1400 Speakers
> Creative Labs Voodoo2 3Dfx accelerator card (no IRQ used)
> Serial Ports Com1 & Com2 in default configuration
> US Robotics 56k x2 external modem (now v.90) attached to Com2
> Paralell Port 1 in default configuration
> Epson Stylus Color 600 printer
> TrippLite Command Console (under-the-monitor surge protector)
> APC ups (Backups 650 va) battery backup

> ========================================================================================

> IDE Hard drives:
>         1st controller - Master - Seagate 6.4 GB
>         1st controller - Slave  - none
>         2nd controller - Master - Western Digital 4.3 GB
>         2nd controller - Slave  - Creative Labs DVD/Rom drive (2x DVD,
> 20x cdrom)

> SCSI Devices:
>      0 - none
>      1 - none
>      2 - SyQuest SyJet
>      3 - Plextor UltraPlex 32x CD-rom
>      4 - Seagate CTT8000-S  4/8 GB tape drive (Travan 4)
>      5 - none
>      6 - none
>      7 - Adaptec 2940 SCSI Adapter takes this one

> ========================================================================================

> Hard Drive Partitions

> IDE:
>      1st controller - Master - Seagate 6.4 GB
>           Partition 1 - Primary - Windows 95 - 2 GB
>           Partition 2 - Primary - Redhat Linux 5.1 - 2 GB
>           Partition 3 - Primary - Caldera OpenLinux Base 1.2 - 2 GB
>           Partition 4 - Primary - Linux Swap space - 116 MB

>      2nd controller - Master - Western Digital 4.3 GB
>           Partition 1 - Primary - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation - NTFS -
> 1 GB
>           Partition 2 - Extended - Windows NT applications & data -
> NTFS - 3 GB

> ========================================================================================
> IRQ's in use:
>         0 = System Timer
>         1 = Keyboard
>         2 = Programmable Interrupt Controller
>         3 = Com2
>         4 = Com1
>         5 = Sound Blaster AWE 32
>         6 = Floppy drive controller
>         7 = LPT1 (Parallel port controller)
>         8 = System clock
>         9 = Matrox Millennium II PCI 8 MB
>         10 = Adaptec 2940 SCSI adapter (PCI)
>         11 = 3Com PCI 3C905B-TX 10/100 Network card
>              (Not in use when Creative DVD decoder card in use)
>         11 = Creative Encore DVD Mpeg decoder card
>              (Win95 only, not in use when Network card is used.)
>         12 = PS/2 mouse
>         13 = FPU (Math chip)
>         14 = Primary IDE controller
>         15 = Secondary IDE controller
> ========================================================================================


 
 
 

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