installing linux with adaptec & scsi cdrom drive & scsi cdr (matshita)

installing linux with adaptec & scsi cdrom drive & scsi cdr (matshita)

Post by Shlom » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

i have (as windows says in system properties)   Adaptec AHA-
150X/1510/152X/AIC-6X60 SCSI Host Adapter,

also i have 2 scsi drives :  1.  cd-rom scsi - toshiba XM-6201TA
2.  Matsushita (MATSHITA) CD-R CW-7502

ok so i instrall the drivers so it will support in dos and i run the
installtion' and i couldn't get this thing install from the cd-rom

what do i need to do so it will work for me (the icq of the adapter is 10.

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installing linux with adaptec & scsi cdrom drive & scsi cdr (matshita)

Post by Stanislaw Flatt » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

Hi Shlomi!

Quote:> what do i need to do so it will work for me (the icq of the adapter is 1

I do not know what distro of Linux you are trying to install?
In Slackware you create a booting diskette with the kernel that includes
SCSI support. (General or directly for the adapter installed)
This kernel will "see" the hardware attached to adapter and report it.
From this point it is free ride.
There is also the possibility at begining of install to pass info to
"cdrom = scd0" if it is the first CD on SCSI and so on.
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1. 9.1 GB SCSI drive & Linux & Adaptec 1742

I am considering the purchase of a 9.1 GB SCSI drive for my
Adaptec 1742 controller on a VLB 486 box, running Linux and
DOS.  I intend to partition it such that LILO can get
at everything (which means that DOS and the LINUX kernel
file (/vmlinuz) has to be in the first 1.0 GB or so),
and the rest of the system can be partitioned in 2.0 GB
chunks (because of Linux's 32-bit file size limitation --
I could be wrong here).

I may upgrade to an Adaptec 2842 VLB controller in the future;
Linux now appears to support that, as of 1.1.54/Slackware 2.0.2.

The DOS partition (igh*) will probably be fairly small,
around 150 MB.  The LINUX root partition is going to be
about 300 MB.

I am not sure whether I will enable extended cylinder mapping
(256? pseudo-heads).

I also want the option of installing Windows NT and Warp
someday (gah*) (again, in the top 1 GB).  A couple of dummy
partitions of about 250MB each should take care of that.

Other systems (mostly Amigas) will access the data partitions
via NFS.  (I have already done this with 660 MB drives; it's
pretty much a no-brainer, which is fine since my Amiga
TCP/IP software is rather old).

It would also appear that I am limited to about 7
partitions (3 + extended, which doesn't count + 4 on the
extended).  (Can anyone verify this?)

A few questions:

1) Will this work as expected?

2) Anything I haven't covered above?  Is some sort of sneaky
ill-groomed bug/feature/gotcha gonna bite me?

3) Can I dispense with any of the above precautions (e.g.
putting things in the first GB for LILO's sake)?


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(At least not in this newsgroup...)

*igh = I'm getting a headache...
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