aic7xx system hangs

Jeremy Conlin jlconlin at
Mon Sep 13 15:48:05 UTC 2004

On Sep 10, 2004, at 8:15 PM, C. Linus Hicks wrote:
> When you installed FC2, did you upgrade an existing RH9 installation on
> that system or did you do a new install?
> You say you know your system will boot into RH9 - is that present 
> tense,
> as in you have it set up to dual boot, or are you just saying that you
> know it works properly with RH9?
> If the only way you have to look at the installed system is by booting
> from CD (Knoppix, rescue mode, etc.) I would do that and try the old
> aic7xxx driver. It doesn't work on my system. I get data overrun errors
> and it doesn't register any devices, but I am running amd64 so that
> could be the difference.
> Here's what you will have to do to use the old driver (please note this
> is a non-trivial process):
> Boot the FC2 CD into rescue mode.
> You will need access to the partitions where you installed FC2 and this
> will require mounting them in non-standard locations.
> Copy, not move, copy the <your install>/boot/initrd-<bletch>.img file 
> to
> /tmp/.
> I'm not sure you'll have all the programs you will need in your path, 
> so
> you may have to get creative about mounting additional partitions and
> adding appropriate directories to your path.
> Rename that initrd file in /tmp to end in .img.gz then gunzip it.
> Make sure you have some empty directory like /mnt/img where you can
> mount another filesystem, then mount that .img file:
> mount /tmp/initrd-<bletch>.img /mnt/img -o loop
When I did this I got the error message:
mount: Mounting /tmp/intitrd-2.6.5-1.358smp on /mnt/img failed: Block 
device required

The "/" directory is the "rescued root" and my installed root is 
located in /mnt/sysimage/
I tried mounting to both /mnt/img and /mnt/sysimgage/mnt/img; both gave 
me the same error.

What am I doing wrong?


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