Subject: Re: bootable SCSI on PC164?
To: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
From: Dave Huang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/2000 19:48:38
On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Peter Seebach wrote:
> Interesting. What version of the SRM console are you using? Do you have the
> sporadic "loses all settings" bug?
I remember hearing about that bug on the list, but I don't remember
exactly what it was... in any case, I haven't noticed problems.
Hmm, I guess there's no way to get the SRM console version without
halting the system? Here's the output of "show config":
Digital AlphaPC 164 500 MHz
SRM Console: V5.5-1
PALcode: OpenVMS PALcode V1.21-9, Digital UNIX PALcode V1.23-8
SROM Revision: 2.2
DECchip (tm) 21172 CIA ASIC Pass 3
256 Meg of system memory
Bus 00 Slot 05: Vendor: 8086 Device: 1229
Bus 00 Slot 06: NCR 53C875 Scsi Controller
pka0.7.0.6.0 SCSI Bus ID 7
dka0.0.0.6.0 Quantum XP32150W
dka400.4.0.6.0 PLEXTOR CD-R PX-R4
Bus 00 Slot 08: Intel 82378IB PCI to ISA Bridge
Bus 00 Slot 11: CMD PCI0646 IDE Controller
dqa0.0.0.11.0 ICD-3600 AT
Slot Device Name Type Enabled BaseAddr IRQ DMA
0 MOUSE Embedded Yes 60 12
1 KBD Embedded Yes 60 1
2 COM1 Embedded Yes 3f8 4
3 COM2 Embedded Yes 2f8 3
4 LPT1 Embedded Yes 3bc 7
5 FLOPPY Embedded Yes 3f0 6 2
I also have a Promise Ultra100, which I guess doesn't show up because of
the IO port > 0x10000 weirdness?
> My '875 card that I'm testing with is a Promise-branded card; I also have a
> couple of Diamond Multimedia cards.
My card is a real Symbios... SYM8751 or something like that.
> Hey, it just occurred to me: Should it "recognize" (see in "show config") a
> drive which has not yet been labeled? I didn't label the drive since I was
> busy fixing another problem...
I'm pretty sure it does... I'm almost positive I saw my Quantum drive
before I labelled/newfs'd it (the drive used to have WinNT/alpha on it,
with I guess the MSDOS partitioning scheme).
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