I have the same problem with my BusLogic 946C. Called up SunSoft and
they said I had to wait for the next driver update.
: : Hi:
: : Has anyone experience a problem like not being able to proceed beyond the
: : rotating cursor during a 2.5 installation? I can boot up the previous
: : Solaris 2.4 cd but not 2.5. I wonder if anyone has the same experience
: : because I suspect that the cd may be bad.
: : Thanks
: : Keith
: I was trying to install Solaris 2.5 x86 on a Pentium PCI machine with a new
: Adaptec 2940 PCI Host bus adapter. The install halted at the rotating cursor
: with the following error message:
: Booting kernel/unix...
: SunOS Release 5.5 ...
: (Can't load the root filesystem)
: Type any key to continue
: You don't mention what kind of hardware you are using but, if it is a new
: Adaptec 2940 PCI host bus Adapter for your CD-rom, then read on.
: I found the following information at access.1.Sun.Com in a postscript
: document dated January 1996, "Solaris 2.5 x86 Driver Update 1 Guide":
: Note - The new Adaptec AHA-2940U and AHA-2940UW adapters which use
: the new AIC-7880 controller chip will not work with the existing
: Solaris adp device driver. Only the older adapters which use the
: AIC-787x or AIC-7850 controller chips are supported by the existing
: adp driver. An updated adp driver to support these new adapters
: will be released as soon as is possible.
: John Rushford