Subject: Re: More on SCSI timeouts during installation
To: Amir Rosenblatt <>
From: Justin T. Gibbs <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/05/1996 06:36:26
>On Thu, 4 Apr 1996, Justin T. Gibbs wrote:
>> >I removed the drive at SCSI ID 1 and double-checked the termination on 
>> >the other drive.  Got the same results.  At no time when it triedmto 
>> >label the disk did the disk activity light even blip.  Here's the output 
>> >from my attempt this morning.
>> Can you try a FreeBSD install disk?  I want to ensure that I've already
>> fixed your problem in the FreeBSD driver.  The latest snapshot can
>> be found in
>The FreeBSD boot disk appears to boot the machine normally until after it 
>checks the SCSI devices (reports back their models and geometrys).  As 
>soon as it checks them, it displays the following message and then just 
>sits there till I reboot it:
>rootfs is 1000 Kbyte compiled in MFS

It sounds like there is a device conflicting in your machine.  I can't
recall if the latest SNAP had my fixes to the ep driver or not, but I
would suggest using the "-c" boot flag and disabling the probe to anything
you don't have in your machine.  I think the uha driver may also cause
a problem in the same way the ep driver did (rogue EISA probe).

>Is there anythiung in particular I ned to adjust from the defaults in 
>either my system BIOS or the 2940W's BIOS (apart from the termination 
>settings, obviously)?


>	-Amir

Justin T. Gibbs
  FreeBSD: Turning PCs into workstations