[plug] initrd.img

Bevan Broun bevanb at ee.uwa.edu.au
Wed Sep 16 15:28:45 WST 1998

On Wed, Sep 16, 1998 at 02:49:33PM +0800, David Campbell wrote:
> What type of SCSI adapter are you using?
> > The kernel build's without errors and it boots ok but after a few
> > days it hangs.

The 2.0.31 kernel that came with the system is using the aic7xxx module
and this is the adapter I chose when configuring the kernel. The adaptor
is on the motherboard (ASUS P2L97-S agp Mainboard) - "Features
Adaptec's 7880 Ultra-Fast/Wide SCSI chipset".

So there should be no problems as far as the adaptor and module are

> Any idea of the cause of the hang? Does the kernel panic or does the machine
> simply lock up. Check /var/log/messages (or something like it)...

I cant find any thing in /var/log/messages - its a complete freeze.

> > I built the kernel from the standard sources.
> Standard kernel sources that came with RedHat 5.0 ?

No - linux-2.0.35.tar.gz from

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