Subject: Re: Strange problem with Ultrastore 34F
To: Dave Burgess <>
From: Manuel BOUYER <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/25/1997 11:35:56
On Nov 25, Dave Burgess wrote
> I can't tell if this is a driver problem, or a hardware problem.
> 1)  Things attached to the SCSI bus don't seem to always work correctly.
> 	b)  The CD-R will not write a CD - I can get into specifics
> 	later, but right now, the problem is the ASC/ASCQ set is
> 	0x89/0x00.  I've sent an E-Mail to Sony to get this vendor
> 	specific ASC, but the drive and 'cdrecord' are reported to work
> 	together in 1.2.

Did you recompile cdrecord ? The 1.2 binary should work, but ...

> 	d)  Some of my CD-ROM drives will just disappear.  They will
> 	probe OK, but once I try to access them, either the files on the
> 	drive aren't there, or the drive will suddenly stop working and
> 	the mount point will become a 'regular file'.  After I reboot,
> 	they might work fine the next couple of times.

Really strange. Does the kernel report some scsi error ?

> 3)  I've not been able to get a 'known working' Adaptec 1542 to work in
> the machine in several weeks.  I tried to get it working the other
> night, but it fails the probe for the drives.

My mail/ftp/www server has an 1542 with 3 scsi-1 disks. It's running
1.3_ALPHA of 24 nov.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.