More specifically, I get the message:
Resetting the SCSI bus ...
depends on it.
o Skipping scan for PCI HBAs.
aic7xxx_isr: Encountered spurious interrupt
aic7xxx_isr: brkadrint (0x1):
Illegal Host Access
Kernel panic: aic7xxx_isr: brkadrint, error = 0x1, seqaddr = 0x0
In swapper task - not syncing
This happens with Distributions from April, 1996 InfoMagic CD set:
Slackware 1.3.18 aha2940, and aidecd, as well as the 1.2.13 scsi
Also, the Red Hat 3.0.3 scsi kernel (one of 'em, not sure now which...)
However, when I downloaded a scsi kernel, 1.1.88, form sunsite.unc.edu, it
worked. Could I use that to install one of the newer distributions from
the InfoMagic set? If so, are there kernel patches to fix the problem
which I could use to gen a new kernel? Any other ideas?
Machine config: Dell 450DE, 24MB RAM, EISA bus, ADaptec EISA SCSI Master
II AHA-2742AT, NEC Multispin 6X SCSI CD ROM drive, unknown (Seagate?) IDE
420 MB HD (C: - FAT, D: - HPFS, E: - NTFS), 200 MB SCSI (DEC RZ-24) "F:"
(FAT) drive (drive letters as used by Win NT 3.51 Workstation, primary OS
used on this machine for last 8 months, OS/2 Warp connect on occasion until I
switched to a fixed frequency monitor which it can't sync); Intel
EtherExpress NIC, Mercury X1 (S3 801/5 chipset) video adapter for DEC
GDM-1960 fixed frequency monitor from DEC VAXStation 3100.
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