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Date:      Tue, 16 Apr 2002 21:03:12 -0600
From:      "Kenneth D. Merry" <>
To:        Jordan Breeding <>
Cc:        freebsd-scsi@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Trouble installing 5.0-DP1 to a Tyan Thunder K7 (aic7xxx)...
Message-ID:  <>

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On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 01:50:13 -0000, Jordan Breeding wrote:
> Hello,
>   I have recently aquired a new Tyan Thunder K7 (S2462UNG) with on-board
> Adaptec scsi.  Everything with the scsi works great in DOS, Linux and
> Windows.  However, I hate using Windows, and Linux is giving me lots of
> trouble with this board in regards to rebooting and shuting down
> properly.  I was playing with some old FreeBSD CDROMs I had laying
> around the other and it appeared that from the CDROM at least FreeBSD
> can correctly reboot this machine.  While I still use linux for the bulk
> of my work I decided I could at least do a small install of FreeBSD on
> my virtually unused SCSI 4 GB hd at Channel A, id 0 and go from there.
> So I first decided to boot from the 5.0-DP1 iso which I downloaded, but
> this didn't work as I expected, the disc booted, found my IDE hard
> drive, found my SCSI CDROM and went into the sysinstal without ever
> finding my SCSI hard drive.  So then I tried the 4.5 discs which I had
> laying around.  I no longer have my 4.4 discs but something tells me
> those wouldn't have done much better, and I would want to be able to do
> CVS pulls of current anyway which was the original breakage I noticed.

So did 4.5 work or not?

> So since I do not have a serial console laying around at the moment I
> decided to do a boot -v and then boot the "live" filesystem and dump the
> dmesg to a floppy.  In this email (sorry about the length) I have
> included a dmesg output from Linux (which works as far as the SCSI goes,
> I am using 2.4.19-pre6 with some other patches and am using the new
> aic7xxx driver from Justin Gibbs) as well as the dmesg from a boot -v
> showing the failure of the FreeBSD 5.0-DP1 boot to find my Channel A and
> hence failure to find my hard drive.  Thanks for any help, please let me
> know if there is anything I can try to fix this.  I do not have room
> anywhere on my current IDE drive for FreeBSD so I need to try and
> eventually get a fixed install method so that I can install to the scsi
> drive.  Thanks for any help which you can give me in solving this
> situation.

As for the -current problem, Justin says it is fixed in a newer version of
his driver that he has not yet committed.

I assume that fix will be merged to -stable as well.

> PS - I am not on this list so please Cc: me on replies.

Kenneth Merry

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