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Ticket #5096 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 11 months ago

Installation of Openserver 5.0.7 hangs using SCSI adapter

Reported by: cyruspy Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Preamble:

The latest and greatest SCSI drivers for BusLogic and LSILogic don't find any SCSI adapter on VBox 3.0.6:

 ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/blc_3.05.1  ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/lsil_1.03.28

After a lot of searching found a obscure BusLogic driver that works:  http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/Hardware/mylex/multimaster/mmunix.exe

The issue: The installer for SCO Openserver 5.0.7 finds the SCSI adapter but hangs calling hdconfig, which I assume does disk configuration tasks (in this case, the SCSI disk).

Attachments

VBox.log Download (53.5 KB) - added by cyruspy 5 years ago.
Installation attempt, BusLogic adapter was detected.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by cyruspy

Installation attempt, BusLogic adapter was detected.

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by cyruspy

Both links from ftp.sco.com include a floppy image for each driver and a txt file explaining how to use them. Basically you should tell the installer's boot loader to link the driver provided by floppy.

For Buslogic: defbootstr link=blc

For LSI: defbootstr link=lsil

If it works, the adapter should be listed in the device list given before starting the installation assistant.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by michaln

Could you please try this again with VirtualBox 3.1.6 (or later, if available by the time you get to it)? There's a fair chance the problem has been fixed.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by michaln

The problem was probably fixed for the LSI Logic adapter, but not the BusLogic adapter (which may be irrelevant; there's no advantage to using the BusLogic emulation if the guest supports the LSI Logic adapter).

comment:4 Changed 11 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

Closing, please reopen if still relevant with the latest VirtualBox release.

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