Subject: Re: Onboard aic7896 w/ no targets fails to boot.
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/05/2000 23:27:40
On Mon, May 01, 2000 at 06:50:41PM -0700, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> I just tried both the 20000416 i386 snapshot (and also a more recent
> bootfloppy image, yesterday-ish). With both snapshots, booting on a
> Tyan Thunderbolt with an onboard 7896, but with no SCSI devices
> attached, the boot process goes into an infinite loop after setting
> biomask/netmask/ttymask and printing 'scsibus0: waiting 2 secs for
> devices to settle'.  After that, I just get an infinite stream of
> "Timedout SCB handled by another timeout" messages.
> Anyone else seen this?  Is it a known problem?

You're the first that reports this. I've booted on several machines
with ahc and no devices attached without problems (7880, 7891, 7895).
Maybe the default termination settings aren't right in the BIOS?
(or, on some boards, termination jumper)

- Frank