Compaq ProSignia with NCR 53c710 SCSI

Compaq ProSignia with NCR 53c710 SCSI

Post by Jim Bar » Tue, 02 May 1995 04:00:00

I have a Compaq ProSignia VS with an onboard NCR 53c710, which LILO is
failing to pick up. How do I get Linux to see it? (According to the
BIOS, its IO port is 0x8000, IRQ is 11, but I cannot find out the DMA
channel if there is one)

I've been looking through HOWTOs for about a day now and I can't
figure it out. From the boot prompt, I tried 'ramdisk
NCR53c710=0x8000,11' but that made no difference.

Also, I borrowed an Adaptec 1522 but this card cannot send a Start
Unit command, which the Compaq internal HD requires to spin up. Next I
tried a 1542 - this time the disk spins up, but now I get 'disk not
ready' errors when reading files. I could reformat my HD, but hey,
what good is a 'standard' where a HD formatted using one SCSI card
cannot be used with another? Is this behaviour normal, or are things
really screwed up here?

Please CC so I can sort out this mess asap.



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