Subject: Re: 'ncr' driver with HP drives?
To: Chris G Demetriou <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/23/1996 14:23:47
Chris G Demetriou writes:
> Has anybody sucessfully used the 'ncr' driver (on the i386 8-) with
> (recent) HP drives?
> On the Alpha, i've tried it with a few HP C3325A's and it reports SCSI
> errors whenever the disks are accessed.  I've heard others report
> problems with 'ncr' on the Alpha as well.
> I was wondering if this was a problem only on the alpha, or if people
> using 'ncr' on the i386 had noticed it as well.

I've noticed all sorts of failures with the NCR driver -- most
recently, I've been unable to have my tape drive and my disk drive
operating simultaneously :(

In general, the faster the drive, the more likely you are to have
trouble. More recent drives are faster.

If anyone has any way to fix the NCR driver (probably rewriting it?) I
would be astonishingly grateful. Indeed, I've frequently offered a
bottle of fine single malt scotch for anyone willing to redo the NCR