Re: An odd problem

Subject: Re: An odd problem
From: Richard Blocker (
Date: Mon Oct 25 1999 - 08:15:56 MDT

I have a similar problem on a 7600, but with two Quantum Fireballs. It's
the one that came with the sytem that fails to be detected. (See my post of
10/18.) I haven't heard a peep about how to fix it. If you hear, please
let me know. I'll do the same.


>Well, I've never seen this one before:
> -PMac 8500, Champion Server 1.1, kernel 2.2.12 (upgraded), BootX 1.1.1
> Approximately 4/5 times when I boot, the startup doesn't detect the
>SCSI controller/hard drive (Quantum fireball that came standard with
>PMac), and exits with "kernel panic: could not mount root
>fs". About 20% of the time, however, it works beautifully and the system
>has no detectable quirks or instabilities.The installation routine had the
>exact same problem, but I just kept rebooting
>until it worked.
> The kernel upgrade was an attempt to get around this, but it didn't help.
> Any ideas? This random factor seems REALLY weird to me.

Richard Blocker
Information Systems Manager
Ecology and Evolution
Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Committee on Evolutionary Biology
University of Chicago
Zoology 14
1101 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
telephone: 773-702-5135
facsimile: 773-702-9740

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