Newbie: installing RH5.1 with AHA2940UW

Newbie: installing RH5.1 with AHA2940UW

Post by Jason A. Kraftchec » Fri, 03 Jul 1998 04:00:00

I am new to Linux and am having trouble installing RH5.1.  During the
install, my SCSI card (AHA2940UW) is detected fine, but during the
detection of devices on the bus, the kernel (or kernel module, or
whatever) goes into an infinite loop.  What am I doing wrong?

PPro 200
1.2 GB West.Dglt. IDE Harddrive
Adaptec AHA2940UW
  2 GB Seagate SCSI Harddrive
  4 GB Seagate SCSI Harddrive
  Iomega Zip drive (SCSI internal)

Thanks much,

jason kraftcheck


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