1.2.13 install with Slackware 3.0 & AHA2940 & 3c590

1.2.13 install with Slackware 3.0 & AHA2940 & 3c590

Post by LESTUM Guillaum » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Hi,

  I will have to install Linux 1.2.13 using the Slackware 3.0 5 CDs
distribution
on a machine with a 3c590 ethernet card and an Adpatec 2940 SCSI adapter
(Bios version not yet known, all hard disks and the CD drive will be SCSI).

 Anybody knows if I should expect problems? (apart from those caused by being
a Linux newbie ;-) )

In particular:

- Will I still need to get the vortex drivers for the 3c590 from the server    
  named in the Slackware 2.3 Ethernet-HOWTO or are they now part of the
release?

- If the Adaptec's BIOS is not the dreaded 1.21, does the supplied boot disks
  allow a smooth installation from the SCSI CD drive?

- What if the BIOS is the dreaded 1.21?
  I understood that the 1.3.43 boot disk from
   ftp.ims.com/pub/Linux/aic7xxx/Experiment works fine even with 1.21, can I
use
   it to recompile a 1.2.13 kernel with the necessary modification in pci.h
   and then install 1.2.13?
  Is there any easier solution?

thanks,
          - Guillaume -
 ______________________________________________________________________________
 Guillaume Le Stum                                        ORSTOM Ile de France

 http://www.orstom.fr/~lestum/

 
 
 

1.2.13 install with Slackware 3.0 & AHA2940 & 3c590

Post by Michael Ostma » Sun, 17 Dec 1995 04:00:00



> - What if the BIOS is the dreaded 1.21?
>   I understood that the 1.3.43 boot disk from
>    ftp.ims.com/pub/Linux/aic7xxx/Experiment works fine even with 1.21, can I
> use
>    it to recompile a 1.2.13 kernel with the necessary modification in pci.h
>    and then install 1.2.13?
>   Is there any easier solution?

Yes with that experimental kernel can you make a boot diskette so you can install the slackware
package. Then you should get your hands on the 1.3.45 kernel and compile that for all your needs.

But i had same problems during the compilation when I run the boot disk. I had to run the command
'sync' in another window, otherwise I was not able to compile the ne kernel.

Good Luck.  Michael Eastman

 
 
 

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