Subject: Re:SRM Scsi Questions
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christian von Kleist <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/2002 15:28:25
My have the same PWS500a system with an Adaptec 2940uw controller.
The SRM is incapable of recognizing it even with the newest firmware
(SRM v7.2). I have "solved" (eschewed) this problem by installing
NetBSD on an 8.4 gig IDE drive on the primary IDE interface (moved
the CD-ROM to secondary). I now use the SCSI drive for extra space.
Alternatively, your kernel could boot from / on the IDE drive and
mount userland partitions on the SCSI disk. Also, the kernel could
boot from a floppy and then mount userland on the SCSI disk, but
that's kind of gross.
If you are having trouble booting from the CD, try:
...if your CD-ROM is on the secondary IDE channel as mine is.
- or -
...if it's on the primary.
-- Christian von Kleist
c v k @ z y b x .com
> The best I can say is what the seller told me: Adaptect SCSI Controller.
> No Model #.
>>On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Stefan Edwards wrote:
>>> I have a DEC Personal Workstation Alpha 500a that I have installed
>>> the trick is, that I cannot find the SCSI devices on the SRM console,
>>> 'show devices' nor 'show config' shed any light onto why I cannot
>>> find the SCSIs. The only Hard Disk Devices show are two PCI IDE slots
>>> that are unoccupied. The only devices that actually show up in 'ls'
>>> are dva0.bleh, dka0.0.4.0 (CD) and ewa.bleh. Another thing is, I know
>>> the ARC console used the SCSI disks to boot NT (the guy I bought it
>>> from used NT on this
>>What SCSI adapter are you running? SRM is much more restrictive than
>> ARC concerning bootable SCSI adapters.
> # I love NASM and Assembly in Linux
> section .data
> msg db 'Hello World!',0
> len equ 13
> section .text
> global _start
> mov eax,4
> mov ebx,1
> mov ecx, msg
> mov edx, len
> int 0x80
> mov eax,1
> mov ebx,0
> int 0x80