> Now that you have sorted out that serious Gentoo/Ubuntu difficulty
> perhaps you could turn your capacious minds to my little problem,
> which has lurked at the bottom of my ToDo list for a couple of years.
>> I have a venerable machine (lets call it "alfred") with two SCSI discs,
> and an Asus P2B-LS motherboard
> with built-in Adaptec aic7890 Ultra2 SCSI adapter.
>> The problem (well, it is more an intellectual than a practical problem)
> is that I can only run Linux kernels with the scsi driver in the kernel
> (rather than as a module).
> This means I cannot run the "official" Fedora kernels,
> but have always had to run a compiled kernel,
> and update rather then install the OS.
Thats a modprobe.conf/modules.conf/initrd problem then.
> As far as I can see, the official kernel
> does not appear to install the scsi driver
> (though I could be wrong, as the messages flash past too fast),
> even though I have
> alias scsi_hostadaptor aic7xxx
> alias scsi-hostadaptor aic7xxx
> alias scsi aic7xxx
> in /etc/modprobe.conf (and /etc/modules.conf).
>> When I make a new initrd with
> "mkinitrd --with=aic7xxx" then I see on the screen
> that the driver _is_ loaded,
> but the SCSI discs are not found,
> resulting in the usual panic.
>> I notice that with the aic7xxx driver in the kernel,
> it takes a surprisingly long time - about 10 seconds -
> to find the two SCSI discs.
What is the version of aic7xxx then?
> I'd like to submit a bugzilla,
> but the last part of the oops messages which I see on the screen
> are useless, I think -
> the relevant error messages flashed by earlier.
> (I thought I'd try to print them out,
> but with udev the printer device is not defined until much later.)
Redirect to another box then, you will need to do this with a serial cable
as netdump will not have started at this stage.
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