14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2007 3:57 PM by Olaf van der Spek RSS

    VMware 5.5.4 + Kernel 2.6.21.3: LSI SCSI Problem

    Silke Novice

      Hi,

       

       

      I run vmware workstation 5.5.4 on Windows XP and try to run Gentoo Linux 2007.0 using Kernel 2.6.21.3 as guest. This does not work!

       

      During kernel-initialization (LSI SCSI Driver initialization), the last "valid" line I see is:

      scsi0_ ioc0: LSI53C1030, FwRev=00000000h, Ports=1, MaxQ=128, IRQ=17

       

      And usually after that line one should see the installed SCSI Drives, but they do not appear as if no drives were connected. But kernel-initialization continues, it does not freeze.

      But finally I get a Kernel Panic:  "/dev/sda3" not found! (Obvious, when no drives are found!)

       

      As last Idea I installed kernel 2.6.20 and it works (with same Kernel .config-file).

       

      The LSI Driver Version of the non-workin Kernel 2.6.21.3 is

      Fusion MPT SPI Host driver 3.04.04

       

       

      Best regards,

       

       

      Silke