I'm trying to load linux onto a PII-400 that has an
Adaptec 7890 Ultra2 controller and a Quantum scsi disk.
When the machine first goes through its scsi bios loading
it says it loads a 7890 bios and detects the quantum scsi
disk, then it says it loads a 7880 bios and detects
the scsi cdrom.
Then it gets to trying to load the linux kernel (off of
floppy) (note, I've used several kernels, the latest being
2.0.115, all compiled with adaptec 78xx devices). The
messages on the screen report that it detected a 7880 and
finds the cdrom, but there is no message about finding a
7890 and no detection of the scsi disk.
Is there a simple solution to this, I'd love to get linux
onto this machine.
Note, it has no IDE disks in it at all at this time.