I am trying to install Solaris 2.6 on a PC with a Tyan 1836DLUAN
motherboard. The SCSI interface is an Adaptec 7895 chipset.
Channel A of the 7895 contains an internal Plextor UltraPlex CD-ROM (SCSI ID
6), an internal IBM UW hard drive (SCSI ID 0) and an external Plextor
PlexWriter 4X12 CD-W. Channel B contains 4 UW hard drives (SCSI IDs 8-11).
I had problems getting anywhere with the install until I changed the
internal CD-ROM SCSI ID from 4 to 6. I now install with the external CD-W
powered off. I boot off of the Driver Update 3 disks (config manager and
driver updates). When the drivers are loaded and Solaris boots, I get
through the various selection screens (bypassing OpenWindows config) to the
disk drive selection screen. The only drive shown available is the drive on
Channel A, the SCSI ID 0 drive. This drive has no free space, as it contains
Win 95, Win 98, Win NT and Linux.
I want to install to my SCSI ID 11 drive, which is totally empty. However,
Is there an issue with the installation program not recognizing drives on
the B channel, or SCSI IDs beyond 7? It sure shows them when it asks me
which drive I want to initially boot Solaris install from. (where I choose
the CD-ROM to boot from the installation media)
Any help would be appreciated. I'd hate to try and solve this by trail and
error; I already went through that with the CD-ROM SCSI ID.
Michael T. Reddy Jr
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