I'm trying to install RH 4.2 and am having trouble getting my root disk
detected. I have an NCR53c825 SCSI controller and a CONNER CFP2107W HD. On
boot up, I get this shortly after the CPU is checked and the floppy drive is
scsi: 0 hosts.
scsi: detected total.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
incomplete literal tree
invalid compressed format (err=1)VFS: canot open root device 08:01
kernal panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
The odd thing is, during the setup program, the SCSI controller and HD were
found without a hitch and the installation went fine. It's only on the first
attempt at booting from the HD that I run into this problem.
www.redhat.com says that NCR53cXXX controllers are partially supported in 4.2
and 5.1; it doesn't say much else. Does anyone know if NCR is supported a
little better in 5.2?
From what I can make of it, the SCSI HOW-TO doesn't have much to say about
'825's specifically. All problems documented in there would seem to occur
during installation. The only one I'm not sure about is a possible ethernect
card conflict. I have a 3Com 3C590 (PCI version of the '509). The HOW-TO
said something about an autodetect conflict with that model and SCSI
controllers, but I'm thinking I would've seen that during install.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,