The following are known problems specific to Red Hat Linux/Intel 4.0. Updates are available for ftp from:
Please note that newer versions of some of these packages may be available in the same location; any new versions which are made available will fix all of the bugs older versions did, so you can use the latest version with no problems.
The boot image shipped with Red Hat Linux/Intel 4.0 doesn't initialize the TCIC PCMCIA controller properly.
Fix: Use the following boot image instead: boot.img
FTP installs fail at the LILO step and cpio errors on tty5.
Fix: Reinstall using the following supplemental image: supp.img
The manual shipped with Red Hat Linux/Intel 4.0 included some incorrect module parameters, and was also missing some.
controller_type=type base_address=shmemaddr irq=irq
type is 1 for Seagate, or 2 for Future Domain;
shmemaddr is the address of the shared memory segment (for example, 0xCA000);
and irq is the number of the IRQ line.
In the current Linux kernels, some SCSI drivers do not work as modules. This causes various severe problems, all of which prevent installation. The most common manifestation of this problem is for the card to be detected, but no other SCSI devices found.
Fix: In order to fix the problem, we have created boot disks which include kernels with the problematic SCSI drivers linked directly into the kernel. This requires a few more steps on your part than a standard installation:
First, you need to choose one boot image:
boot1740.img.gz Adaptec 1740/1742 adaptors boot53c8xx.img.gz NCR/Symbios 53c8xx adaptors bootFlashPoint.img.gz *Beta-test* BusLogic FlashPoint adaptors bootadvansys.img.gz All supported Advansys adaptors bootaic7xxx.img.gz Adaptec 2740, 2840, 2940, 3940, and friends bootaic7xxx-alt.img.gz Alternate aic7xxx driver if the normal one fails booteata_dma.img.gz DPT EATA-DMA adaptors
These boot images are all available from ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/redhat-4.0/updates/images/i386/scsi/.
The boot image bootaic7xxx-alt.img.gz is built with the aic7xxx driver from the linux-2.0.12 kernel. Some aic7xxx cards which do not work with the current aic7xxx driver worked with the old one, so if the new one does not work for you, you can try the old one.
The BusLogic driver is not affected by the bug; however, this BETA-test update provides FlashPoint support, and needs to be installed in the same way as the other drivers here. (FlashPoint adaptors are not supported by the standard kernel.) This is a BETA-quality driver.
Use these steps to take advantage of the correct boot image for you:
where "sd??" is the root partition (/) on which you installed Linux.
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
cp /mnt/floppy/vmlinuz /boot/vmlinuz
/sbin/shutdown -r now
At this point, you should have a working Linux system.
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