AIC 7890 SCSI Controller

AIC 7890 SCSI Controller

Post by Alvaro A. Nov » Wed, 27 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I am trying to install RedHat 5.2 on my box which has a AIC 7890 SCSI
Controller, but I am running into the following problem after I select
installation from "Local CD-ROM":

It probes the CD-ROM and asks me if I have a
"SCSI or Other". I select SCSI and answer yes to "Do you have SCSI adapter?"
Then, I select from a list the Adaptec AHA 2940, but
when I press the autoprobe tab, it locks the computer.
No alt-ctrl-del, no power switch... unplug it is the solution.

Apparently this hardware is supported, so what should I do?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


ps. Solutions attempted:

1) Latest boot images from redhat.
2) Disabled the "Extended BIOS transalation for DOS drives > 1 GByte"

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1. Problem with AIC-7890 SCSI controller

I have been trying to install Intel Solaris 7 on a new system I have. I
have downloaded patch 107573-06, and have followed the instructions in
the readme file. When it gets to the loading drivers screen, it loads
com.bef, ata.bef, and then dies when it tries to load cadp.bef. These
are the error messages I get:

"Loading driver cadp.bef..."
/dev/diskette0: disk read error, sector 1188
short read. 0x200 chars read
disk read error
/dev/diskette0: disk read error, sector 72
short read. 0x200 chars read
disk read error

If I hit <Enter> afterwards, I get to the boot screen, and the only
option there is to Net boot.

The hardware in the system is as follows.

Asus P2B-LS MB
 - Adaptec AIC-7890 U2W SCSI Controller (built-in)
 - Intel EtherExpress 10/100Mb Ethernet NIC (built-in)
Asus AGP 3400TNT Video Card
Quantum Viking II 9.1GB HD
Quantum Viking II 4.5GB HD
Plextor UltraPlex 40X CDROM

Everything has the latest BIOS available. If there is anything else
that would be useful, please let me know. I would like to get Solaris
running on this machine.


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