Subject: Re: SCSI
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Elmar Kolkman <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/1997 11:03:20
You all wrote:
> > There are probably a couple of problems which are factors, here:
> > - The hp300 SCSI driver works, but isn't really all that
> > great.
> > - Quantum disks, in my experience, are not exactly the
> > paragon of stability.
> > The Quantum disks are probably behaving somewhat erratically in
> > fuzzy termination situations, causing the less-than-perfect hp300
> > SCSI driver to lose.
Hm. This may be my problem too.
I've got a 370 and am trying to boot it with NetBSD.
I booted from a ICL 525Mb tapedrive (it said it is a WANGTEK 525 SCSI if I'm
not mistaking). Works great. OK, I've to get the miniroot by NFS from a LINUX
machine, but I don't mind. This all seems to work. Untill.... I boot.
It detects some of my hardware, until it detects the SCSI controller. Then it
hangs. And because I don't have any HP-IB drives (the one I got along with
the machine gave servo-faults), this is a bit anoying. I cann't do anything
about it. Or I could try to netboot it of course, but then I have to find the
Linux-rbootd (where is it ? Shouldn't it be on ftp.netbsd.org ?)
Now I've seen that Jason fixed some bugs in the SCSI code. If those would fix
my hangup too, I would like it very much, if there would be a pre-release in
the -current tree with this new SCSI-driver.
Any other info/possibilities/solutions are welcome too, of course.
> I can not use and Archive 2525 QIC connected to the external connector,
> but it works fine on the internal connector (for instance).
> This is less of a problem when you realize you can't install off of SCSI
> tape anyway. 8-|.
It worked for me, as long as I have a NFS server for some of the other data,
miniroot for instance.
> Terry Lambert
P.S.: My machine is at home and isn't connected to the net (yet), but if
someone is interested, I can log the booting process and E-mail it.
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