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xlaga

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5.8 soho on toshiba satellite 3000 hangs during boot
« on: September 28, 2007, 04:38:02 am »
I started off not being able to install 5.8 soho due to a hangup during

Loading iSCSI transport class v2.0-724.

I found this post: http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3944.msg25484#msg25484 but that didn't help so I took the hard drive out of the laptop and put it in my other laptop to do the install. Of course when I transferred it back it hung at the same point booting from the hard drive but I can boot it in the following way:

Boot to DSL on CD with the noscsi boot option (freezes without noscsi on Probing SCSI... aic7xxx.o). Reboot to VL and it boots fine. I can reboot from VL and it continues to boot fine but after I shut it down it hangs at the same point and I have to boot to DSL to get back into VL. I have tried adding the noscsi option to lilo (append="noscsi", hopefully that's the correct syntax) and that didn't work. I have also tried several other boot options with no success. At this point I am at a dead end.

There is one odd thing that happens when I boot through DSL and I'm not sure if it's related to my problem or not. For some reason a /dev/sda device shows up when I don't have any usb devices plugged in. There is a flash card reader and I'm not sure if that is creating it or not. My cdrom is showing as /dev/cdrom and my hard drive is showing as /dev/hda so I can't figure out what it is.

nightflier

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Re: 5.8 soho on toshiba satellite 3000 hangs during boot
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 04:49:25 am »
Can't say about your boot issue, but your /dev/sda is most likely your flash reader. It probably shows up as a drive even if there is no medium in it, just like a cdrom or floppy.

knight2046

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Re: 5.8 soho on toshiba satellite 3000 hangs during boot
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 07:57:08 pm »
yes ,me to.
my computer is dell 2650.
it hanged here.
"loading iSCSI transprot class ..."