install v5.0 on PCI

install v5.0 on PCI

Post by Jim Pazarena mai » Mon, 08 Apr 1996 05:00:00



I have lots of experience with EISA & SCO, but am now trying an
install on PCI with v5.0 to which I have zero :-<.

I am using an Adaptec AHA2940 with the latest BTLD from Adaptec.
I enter: link .. alad325 as per the instructions, and the install goes
fine <it appears to anyways>. The routine flows into the hwconfig screen,
then advises to install the BTLD disk for alad325. When pressing enter at
this point you are advised to install the CD; the screen immediately reports:
Checking system state and loading installation files.
Please wait..
Shortly after I get the following error:
System Error 6:
 while getting fs type.

The only significant anomoly I notice is that nowhere in the above events
am I asked for a serial number..

Any advice would be appreciated.
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install v5.0 on PCI

Post by Bill Campbe » Mon, 08 Apr 1996 05:00:00



: I have lots of experience with EISA & SCO, but am now trying an
: install on PCI with v5.0 to which I have zero :-<.

: I am using an Adaptec AHA2940 with the latest BTLD from Adaptec.

You shouldn't need any special BTLDs to use the 2942s, but you must be
extremely careful with SCSI cabling and termination.  OSR-5 supports
the Adaptecs out of the box.  You should get the rs500d Release
Supplement and install it instead of the 1-disk RS that comes with
OSR-5.

Make sure that the Adaptec BIOS is set up with the > 1gig mapping
disabled.

Bill
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