I'm having difficult installing Solaris 2.4 x86 on a system with an Intel
Premiere II (aka "plato") motherboard and an ASUS PCI-SC200 pci-scsi
controller. I've also got a Plextor 4-plex cdrom drive.
I can boot the distribution floppy (I tried the driver 4 update and just tried
the new driver 5 update), tell it to boot the cdrom and it will show me the
copyright message and the spinning bar. After about 2 minutes of floppy,
cd and hard drive activity, the screen will flash red briefly for a second
and then it everything will stop (except for the spinning bar on the screen)
and the system hangs.
I have been working with Sun techsupport on this and we're still kinda stuck.
From running the kernel de*, it appears to be* when it loads the
ncrs (810-based scsi driver). I've never had problems with this scsi card
and it works fine under DOS.
Note that I also have a second scsi hard drive and a soundblaster AWE32
card which for now I have removed from the system to ease debugging.
Has anyone been able to get a similar configuration working?