Compaq Deskpro 6200 SCSI problem

Compaq Deskpro 6200 SCSI problem

Post by Emanuel Mashia » Sun, 31 Jan 1999 04:00:00

I've been trying to install Redhat 5.2 on a Compaq Deskpro 6200,
but I'm having a lot of problems with the SCSI driver during the
installation. I did some research, and found out that the driver that
is being used (AM53C974) is fairly buggy. It appears that there is
an alternative driver: tmscsim (DC390).

My question is this: How can I use this driver during the install
process. I can find a lot of information about how to get it into the
kernel on an already working machine, but this doesn't help me
with the installation problem.

Any help would be appreciated.

Emanuel Mashian


1. trouble at Compaq DESKPRO 6000 6200

Hi all,

I tried to install Debian 1.3 on Compaq DESKPRO 6000 6200.
The resque disk boots and it displays some messages
and "boot:" prompt.  I simply entered.
Then, some messages appeared and system reset occured
while booting linux kernel.
I cannot read messages shown after boot: prompt
since it appeared only 1 second and the reset occur soon.

I also tried to boot from loadlin, but the same occur
while booting linux kernel.
The problem is that I cannot boot Linux kernel
and I don't know what's wrong.

Does anyone try on the same machine or have any info. ?
I appreciate any info.

Here is hardware spec. I collected.

CPU   Pentium Pro 200MHz
Ether Netelligent/Netflex-3 10Base-T (on mother board)
TRing ??? Token Ring 16/4
SCSI  Adaptec 2940
HDD   ST32155N Ultra SCSI
SVGA  Matrox MGA 2064W 2MB
Audio ES1868 Plug&Play Audio

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