FC-4 -- unhappy experiences
mattdm at mattdm.org
Fri Jun 17 19:55:45 UTC 2005
On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 08:51:38PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> >> Eg no installation has worked on a SCSI only machine since Redhat-9.
> > Since I install on SCSI-only machines all the time, this is clearly not
> > true.
> Did you really misunderstand me?
> Let me remove any ambiguity:
> no Fedora installation has ever worked on _my_ SCSI only machine.
> The fact that they work on your SCSI only machine is interesting,
> but irrelevant.
Since I install on many different SCSI-only machines and it works, it might
not be completely irrelevant.
My guess is that on yours, it's simply not auto-loading the right drivers
properly and that if you select them manually, it may work.
> I give some details of my machine below.
That tells about the system BIOS. If the problem is really SCSI related,
it'd help to know the SCSI controller.
> I have tried all the "official" Fedora kernels,
> and all of them have led to panics.
In the installer, or at some other point?
> I always compile a kernel with built-in SCSI
> (rather than as a module).
> If anyone can tell me a magic formula to boot with a Fedora kernel
> I shall be very grateful.
We should be able to make it work *without* magic.
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