Re: EB164 scsi hang with Redhat 4.0

Jim Paradis (paradis@amt.tay1.dec.com)
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 21:03:42 -0500 (EST)

> I have an EB164 machine with an NCR 53c825 fast wide scsi controller and
> a Quantum XP34300W fast wide drive. Redhat 3.0.3 was working fine. I'm
> now trying to install 4.0 from scratch. I've tried more than 20 times to
> do this but the machine dies every time while trying to prepare the swap
> partition. I have a 64Meg swap partition. I tried a 32 Meg swap for
> grins. That works but things hang during mke2fs.

Hmmm... I had that problem too, but I thought it was the flako SCSI
controller on the machine I was using...

In any case, you probably have enough memory to do the following
workaround: don't enable or initialize ANY swap partitions during
installation (you can create the partition(s), just don't try to
use them as swap partitions). Once your install is complete, do
the "mkswap" by hand and add them to fstab by hand...

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