Subject: Re: problem seeing disks
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Jeremy C. McDermond <mcdermj@PEAK.ORG>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/29/1995 23:37:02
>> A 5000/120 - 3MIN box. It has 2 internal rz25s (rz0, rz1) an internal
>> CD drive (rz4) and then an expansion box with a Seagate 1GB disk (rz2).
>What kind of Seagate?   Is it a SCSI-II Fast drive?   I haven't been
>able to get any SCSI-II Fast drives to work on NetBSD/pmax yet (but
>I'd love to hear stories from people who have!).

I've gotten an IBM 1Gb F/W SCSI-2 disk to work under NetBSD/pmax on a DS2100
Interestingly enough - this same drive will *NOT* function correctly under
NetBSD/i386 - go figure.

>> If I turn off the expansion box, disconnect it from the machine and then
>> put a scsi terminator on the machine netbsd sees rz0, prints out that
>> rz1 is not ready, and then properly sees rz1. It then gives me the
>> single user # sign.
>I have seen this before.   I think it has to do with drive spinup - if
>you boot the machine a second time, it should find both drives
>correctly.   I haven't had time to find this or any other bug in the
>SCSI driver, unfortunately.   Now that Jonathan's gotten new config to
>work, the solution to a lot of these problems may be to just install
>the new SCSI driver.
>			       _MelloN_

Jeremy C. McDermond				mcdermj@CSOS.ORST.EDU
Technical Analyst				jeremy@XENOTROPIC.COM
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