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Re: [SLUG] Mandrake 8.0 and Adaptec SCSI bug

Run it in text mode, use the virtual terminal (I think its alt-F6), load the 
modules you need manually, run fdisk manually to setup your partitions, and 
then mount them.  Take up the install from there....

That's why installers still load a virtual terminal...

On Wednesday 06 June 2001 23:17, Bill wrote:
> I have just (finally) installed Mandrake 8.0 on both my PII and AMD K6-III
> PC's.
> Both have Adaptec SCSI Cards (2902A and 2940UW) with CDR, CDRW, Zip etc
> attached to one or the other. I removed these, and thereby all scsi
> devices, for the Mandrake installs. Haven't reinstalled the cards/devices
> yet.
> Mandrake 8.0, on install, utilises the new SCSI module aic7xxx.o, but my
> SCSI devices require aic7xxx-old.o.
> Mandrake User Orgs Board has a Fix for this involving
> uncompressing/recompressing initrd and the scsi module, editing a few files
> etc. This has not worked for me.
> As a Newbie, I was wondering what if I access my Mandrake drive, say by
> booting from the Suse Alive! CD distro, can I just rename the 2
> aic7xxx..... files so that the "old" module replaces the current module,
> and
> threfore will be accessed by initrd on boot?
> If this will work, is there anything else that I need to do - such as
> permissions etc?
> Thanks
> Bill
> billb@nospam.viper.net.au

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