[TriLUG] Boot Failed
Fri, 12 Jul 2002 16:34:41 -0400
Is the CDrom drive off the SCSI card or the Motherboard? Is this a
Franken-machine (assembled parts from various old dead computers)? Perhaps
you have a conflict with the SCSI controller and the on-board IDE.
Also, what are the LUN (device numbers) for the drives hanging off the SCSI
controller. I would expect one drive to be 0 the next to be 1, and the
controller to be 7. If the CDrom is also on the SCSI controller then it
would also have a unique LUN.
Can you boot from a floppy with the SCSI drives connected? We can guide you
through a Kickstart install if you can get the floppy to boot.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
Of Bryan Burroughs
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 4:11 PM
Subject: [TriLUG] Boot Failed
I'm a student at NCSU and have rather limited linux knowledge (read:
as much as E115 can give), but a good working knowledge of
Windows(uggggg) and my computers. I am trying to setup a linux
fileserver #1 for kix, but #2 for security. I have two SCSI hard drives
that are realatively old, 1999ish, and an AdvanSys ABP930 card. When I
start the computer with the RedHat #1 CD, I get a "Boot failed" message.
I double checked the BIOS to see that the CDROM is set as the first
boot device, so that panned out ok. Just for kix, i disconnected the
hard drive connector from the SCSI card, and then started the machine,
and the install program ran flawlessly, except of course for the lack of
a hard drive(sic). One final thing: the SCSI card recognizes the two
drives, as shown by the diagnostic screen on startup. Any help yall
could offer would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and hey jack neely :)
"It's a one dog town, and he's old and mean..."
-- Garth Brooks
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