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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@××××××.nl>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Fwd: Re: [gentoo-dev] Crash on install....
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 16:44:46
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3 Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Crash on install....
4 Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 15:40:01 -0600
5 From: Mark Berry <mark@××××××××.com>
6 To: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@××××××.nl>
8 Ok, I booted off the CD, and manually mod-probed my devices... and I
9 found where it was hanging, the SCSI card.
11 It appears the aic7xxxx driver is hanging it. (Leading to a kernel panic).
13 it's an adaptec 29160 card, which I imagine is a very common card. I am
14 pretty sure the hardware is fine as I have a copy of win2k booting off
15 the SCSI disk fine.
18 hmm... looking at the card itself, it appears that the chipset on the
19 label isn't 7x but 8x (3860q). That could be the problem.
22 I will try as you mentioned booting off another ISO and see if that
23 changes anything, but my guess it's the SCSI card.
25 Cheers
27 .mark
29 Paul de Vrieze wrote:
30 >On Friday 26 July 2002 23:15, Mark Berry wrote:
31 >>Hi,
32 >>
33 >>Sorry if I am posting to the wrong place, but I am trying to figure out
34 >>why the installer is hard-crahing my computer and maybe I could get a
35 >>few hints on where to start poking.
36 >>
37 >>It appears to be hanging on the PCI Autoprobe. My hardware is a Dual CPU
38 >>P3, w/a Adaptec SCSI3 disk controller. Intel etherexpress network card
39 >>and a NVIDIA m64 vidio card.
40 >>
41 >>I have not had any problems installing other variants of linux on it, I
42 >>would like to submit a more helpful bug report but I guess I would like
43 >>some tips on locating a more specific problem and maybe a fix, if
44 >>someone can point me in the right direction.
45 >>
46 >>Thanks
47 >
48 >Could you be more detailed in where it goes wrong. Maybe also try some
49 >alternate (older) iso's. As a last resort you could try a non-gentoo kernel.
50 >
51 >Paul
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