Subject: install/15384: Problem Installing on Intel ISP 2150G (440GX + AIC7XXX)
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/26/2002 11:48:59
>Number:         15384
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       Problem Installing on Intel ISP 2150G (440GX + AIC7XXX)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          support
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jan 26 11:49:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Alex Motta
>Release:        1.5.2
Cannot get to this point, Install problem
Trying to install on Intel ISP 2150G.

It has 256MB Ram, 1 CPU (SMP Capable), 440GX Motherboard, AIC 7XXX SCSI, 2 Cheetah UW SCSI Disks.

The error I get is a Sense (4) Invalid Geometry Error and it cannot fdisk the file systems and drops me to shell.

On the LINUX mailing list there was a problem reported with 440GX motherboards, 1 CPU, and AIC Controller and a workaround was posted.  This workaround worked for Linux but I am trying to find one for NetBSD as I really like this version of Unix.

The Linux related issue and workaround is is at:

I searched these archives, google, and dejanews to no avail...

Problem seems to exist on all Intel ISP 2150G systems, or machines with Intel 440GX Motherboards with one CPU (rather than 2), and Adaptec AIC 7xxx Ultra Wide SCSI Controller.