Adaptec 2840 SCSI card BIOS32 not installed error

Adaptec 2840 SCSI card BIOS32 not installed error

Post by Squeeg » Mon, 30 Oct 1995 03:00:00



I have an Adaptec 2840A SCSI card with the bios installing to 1C00h memory address, irq
11, for some reason the scsi boot disk I am using gets hung up when it tries to autodetect
my scsi card.  before it freezes it does tell me that the bios is not loaded and that this
is required.  how do i tell it where my scsi card is located.  I did read the latest scsi
how to faq, but there is little said about problems with my card.  please e-mail me with
any suggestions.  thank you
 
 
 

Adaptec 2840 SCSI card BIOS32 not installed error

Post by Squeeg » Mon, 30 Oct 1995 03:00:00


I have an Adaptec 2840A SCSI card with the bios installing to 1C00h memory address, irq
11, for some reason the scsi boot disk I am using gets hung up when it tries to autodetect
my scsi card.  before it freezes it does tell me that the bios is not loaded and that this
is required.  how do i tell it where my scsi card is located.  I did read the latest scsi
how to faq, but there is little said about problems with my card.  please e-mail me with
any suggestions.  thank you

 
 
 

Adaptec 2840 SCSI card BIOS32 not installed error

Post by Thomas Lostaun » Thu, 02 Nov 1995 04:00:00



>I have an Adaptec 2840A SCSI card with the bios installing to 1C00h memory
address, irq
>11, for some reason the scsi boot disk I am using gets hung up when it tries
to autodetect
>my scsi card.  before it freezes it does tell me that the bios is not loaded
and that this
>is required.  how do i tell it where my scsi card is located.  I did read the
latest scsi
>how to faq, but there is little said about problems with my card.  please
e-mail me with
>any suggestions.  thank you

You must install the bios, this must be set from the rocker switches on the
card, the ctl-a setup menu, and you also need hard drive on the card so that
it will load the bios.  I also recommend checking out the kernel at
ftp://ftp.ims.com/pub/Linux/aic7xxx for the latest patches for this chipset.  
I use it and it is very stable at this point.

tom

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