Solved

Linux setup - cdrom not found

Posted on 1999-01-02
5
221 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
im trying to set linux on my new pc, the only problem is my scsi card is not supported on the installation disks, i have the patch for it but cant install it. The card is a Fireport 40 the linux flavour is suse 5.2
0
Comment
Question by:bodger
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:benten
ID: 1632056
This card is made by Diamond Multimedia and is based on Symbios Logic's SYM53C875 Ultra SCSI chip (unless this is the Dual Fireport 40 then it is a SYM53C876).
0
 

Expert Comment

by:vitch
ID: 1632057
You shlould try changing you're linux kernel. the more recent you're kernel is the more devices it will support.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
tfabian earned 100 total points
ID: 1632058
try installing from an FTP site or disk image..

if the later, create the disk image a portion of your harddrive while your machine is booted under Windows 95/98/NT by copying the files from the CD..


good luck


0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:benten
ID: 1632059
tfabian: I do not see how any of what you mention will help in getting linux to find the scsi card.

I believe bodger cannot install because he/she cannot write to his/her hard drive from linux because the the version of linux he/she is installing from does not have a driver that can talk to his/her scsi controller.

vitch has the right idea.  Linux version 2.2.1 seems to contain support of an NCR53C875 Ultra SCSI controller but I cannot say as to which kernel or what support is provided for on the Suse 5.2 installer boot disk.  Try to find a boot disk with a newer kernel is all that I can say.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:benten
ID: 1632060
Try getting a new boot disk.  Suse's web site says the Fireport 40 is supported (see URL: http://www.suse.de/cgi-bin/cdb.cgi?lang%3dE%3aVENDOR%3dDIAMOND%3aNAME%3dFIREPORT%2040).

Suse version 5.3 and the german version of 6.0 are already out.  You might try the boot disks from these.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

rdate is a Linux command and the network time protocol for immediate date and time setup from another machine. The clocks are synchronized by entering rdate with the -s switch (command without switch just checks the time but does not set anything). …
If you have a server on collocation with the super-fast CPU, that doesn't mean that you get it running at full power. Here is a preamble. When doing inventory of Linux servers, that I'm administering, I've found that some of them are running on l…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Suggested Courses

615 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question