I am unable to get my linux system to boot from a scsi drive attached to
an adaptec 2920 scsi controller.
system configuration (very simple!):
supermicro p5mms98 motherboard w/ p166mmx
ati rage 2+ pci video
adaptec a2920 pci scsi controller
seagate 2.1G scsi hard disk in removable carrier
?? scsi cdrom
symptoms (booting from win95 via loadlin):
- a string of 'unknown pci device' messages (5 messages total; i don't
know what they say because they scroll by too fast to read)
- normal string of boot messages
- a vfs message to the effect that the system is unable to find/mount
the root file system
- a kernel panic message followed by nothing
i have tried kernels with future domain scsi support from
-- custom compiled kernel
-- redhat distribution cd rom
-- slackware boot kernels from sunsite
none of these kernels work.
a possible problem: the redhat documentation says that the boot drive
must live at scsi id 1 or 0; however, the a2920 requires the boot drive
to live at scsi id 6 (can't boot win95 with any other scsi id)
The current system configuration is identical to that at work; the scsi
drive is mounted in a removable carrier so i can move stuff back and
forth between work and home.
is there any way to get linux to boot on this system, or am i going to
have to go piece together my old 386/20 that i thought i'd be able to
get rid of?