I have an old 486 EISA box that I want to use for a firewall/NAT box.
It has an Adaptec 2742T EISA SCSI controller.
During the install I specify aic7xxx as the device driver for the 2742T.
I get the message
Kernel panic: aic7xxx: unrecoverable BRKADRINT
Pervious postings referenced URL:
as a possible fix for the above problem.
This was obsoleted by:
From the information found at:
I went to:
anaconda updates (RHBA-2000-015) installer updates for Red Hat Linux 6.2
From the WEB page above
The updated bootdisk from bug fix
required to use this update disk.
The boot diskettes shipped with Red Hat Linux 6.2 Intel do not support
anaconda updates. Booting from CDROM will not allow the updates disk
to be used.
I downloaded boot-20000407.img and update-disk-20000419.img
I made the boot and driver disks using rawrite. I can boot from the
boot-20000407.img disk, but when asked to load the driver disk, I insert
the driver disk, press OK and I get
The floppy disk you inserted is
not a valid driver disk for this
release of Red Hat Linux.
Also from the above WEB page:
Follow the instructions in Red Hat Linux Installation Guide to make a
floppy boot disk from one of the following files located at
In addition, you will need to make a floppy disk from:
A pointer to the online documentation is provided in the References
section of this advisory.
(Note: you only need one of the boot images; users installing from
CD will only need boot-20000407.img)
(Note: when creating the update disk image under a Linux-like OS,
do not specify the "bs=1440k" argument to dd since the update disk
image is not an entire floppy in length.)
When booting into the anaconda installation program, type "linux
updates" at the boot prompt, followed by any other installation
options which are required (such as "expert" or "text" or "ks").
The installation process will prompt you to insert the updates
disk when it is required, and the install will then proceed as
I downloaded files from the above, made disks using rawrite and
had the same trouble.
Would Someone please tell me what I am doing wrong.