Help running Linux on Compaq Deskpro 6000

Help running Linux on Compaq Deskpro 6000

Post by Dirk Kleinhesseli » Sat, 23 Aug 1997 04:00:00

    My company bought a couple of groups of Compaq Deskpro 6000 computers.
These computers all have 32MB RAM, Adaptec 2940U PCI SCSI controller,
IOmega ZIP on the SCSI controller, ide PD-CD drive, Matrox Millenium video
card and integrated ethernet.  One of the groups of computers have 200MHz MMX
processor and 4 GB SCSI drive, the other group has 166MHz MMX and 2 GB SCSI
drive.  So far, I have been able to get Linux (Slackware 3.2) to run on only
one of the machines (200 MHz).  Slackware boots ok, finds the SCSI controller
and disks ok, finds the CD ROM drive ok and I go and install what I want --
I am installing as UMSDOS first, just the base, compilers and kernel source,
to make sure the system will run OK, before I go and re-do the partitioning
and make Linux FS and install everything else.   After installation,
I reboot the system OK then I try to build a new kernel.  During kernel
compile, I get messages from different processes:

{process name}: kernel stack corruption Aiee.

Each machine I've unsuccessfully tried to run on has had these stack
corruption problems at different points -- sometimes at reboot after install,
sometimes at "make config" in the kernel configuration, or most often when
the kernel is compiling.  Some machines seem worse than others.  I usually
find out that the kernel source did not cleanly install; that there
were problems on install.  Probably the blue install screen hid some error
messages.  The 200MHz machines came with NT 4.0 and the 166 machines have
Win 95 on them.  They seem to run with the Micro$oft junk ok.  Any help
with getting Linux to run on these machines is greatly appreciated.  I
went through 4 of the 8 166 machines yesterday and all failed.  My poor
Linux user will suffer if he has to run Micro$oft on his new machine.



1. Need help please with compaq deskpro 6000

I wonder if there is someone out there that can help me with this problem:

I'm trying to install Linux in a Compaq Deskpro 6000 configure as follow:

Adaptec 2940 scsi controller
2.15 GB UltraScsi HD
1.5 scsi tape backup
2MB Matrox Millennium MGA
SB 16 PnP

When I boot from the bootdisk it goes trhough the welcome screen and at the bottom I got the boot:, I hit enter and try to detect the devices, and says no scsi host
adapters detected, and says unknown PCI device the only thing that recognize is the floppy and I have 64 MB of RAM and it just detect 16 MB.

Then when it hit the tty?? reboot itself in a loop.  At the same spot reboot all the time.

Any ideas, suggestions (beside to get another PC).


Nelson Rodriguez

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