I was unable to complete an install of SCO 5.0.4 on a Gatetway 2000
200MHz Pentium with an Adaptec 2940 W / UW and an ATAPI IDE CD-ROM
(secondary IDE controller, master device).
It reads the installation media the first time, but after I get
through all of the hard disk setup and product selection (right after
it asks for the root password and says installation can now proceed
unattended), SCO sits there at the "Reading from Installation media"
and never does anything... Keyboard still works (Num-Lock, Caps-Lock,
etc) but I cannot eject the CD-ROM, nor can I break the install or do
anything but reboot... I gave up and decided to go with a network
install, but it still troubles me...
Anyone with and ideas? Bela? I don't want to eat up a support call
on this, as this shouldn't be charged... It should definately be
possible to do this... But it doesn't work.
I seem to remember someone saying something about problems with the
Adaptec 2940 W/UW controller on install, but don't remember the
After I loaded the system, I was able to do a mkdev cd and the cd-rom
drive works fine... So there's something wrong with the boot disk
kernel, I imagine... Please copy me in mail if possible.