Will SCSI HD of PC work in Sparc?

Will SCSI HD of PC work in Sparc?

Post by Alex Yu » Thu, 16 Jul 1998 04:00:00



I have a SPARCstation 5 that I would like to run Linux.  Does anyone know
whether I can use my SCSI hard disk from PC?
 
 
 

Will SCSI HD of PC work in Sparc?

Post by Martin Lohn » Fri, 17 Jul 1998 04:00:00


[Posted and mailed]

Quote:> I have a SPARCstation 5 that I would like to run Linux.  Does anyone know
> whether I can use my SCSI hard disk from PC?

Yes, scsi is scsi

Martin Lohner

 
 
 

Will SCSI HD of PC work in Sparc?

Post by Daniel Buettne » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00



>> I have a SPARCstation 5 that I would like to run Linux.  Does anyone know
>> whether I can use my SCSI hard disk from PC?
> Yes, scsi is scsi

Unless you have an hp9000

scsi controller:  
        la la la!  Hi Mr. Hard Drive!

HD:
        Hi Mr. Scsi Controller!

scsi controller:  
        Do you have HP's super sekrit magical CODE THINGIE?

HD:
        Um... no... is that a problem?

scsi controller:  
        Wah!  STRANGER DANGER!!!!!!!  My mommy said not to talk to you!
        Go away RIGHT NOW!

HD:
        But, but... i am still a scsi hard drive just like anything
        HP would sell you.

scsi controller:  
        No you're not!  If you don't have the super sekrit magical CODE
        THINGIE then you obviously *can't* be a hard drive.

HD:
        Bite me.

(Wipe transition -- we now find our selves looking at a seemingly
 distinguished man leafing through Scientific American.  It is a
 very worn copy.)

Coolidge Mercer:
        This story has been a dramatic representation of the process of
        ``handshaking'' where people, or even HIGH-TECH doohickies, get
        to know each other.

        Did this really happen?  No, of course not -- everyone knows that
        hard drives can't talk!  But some day they will.  My friend Bill is
        working on just such an invention.  Let's take a look!

(The camera pans left to a work bench.  Standing behind the work bench
 is a slightly disheveled looking man, wearing glasses.  Coolidge enters
 view from the left.)

Coolidge Mercer:
        Hello Bill!  What have you got to show us tonite [sic]?

Bill:
        Well, Coolidge.  It's my newest invention: a TALKING hard drive!

(We see a desktop PC with the cover off, in front of Bill.  The view
 jumps to what we assume is the inside of the case but actually looks
 more like that giant computer exhibit at the Computing Museum.  A
 vaguely hard drive shaped box is visible.)

Bill (we only hear his voice):
        Mr. Hard Drive?  Are you there?

Mr. Hard Drive (in a monotone):
        Yes.  I.  Am.

Bill:
        And how are you?

Mr. Hard Drive:
        I.  Am.  Fine.  No.  Data.  Is.  Corrupt.  Yet.

(The view jumps back to Bill and Coolidge Mercer)

Coolidge Mercer (smiling):
        That is incredible Bill!  The possibilities are endless!
        No more need to purchase expensive diagnostic software --
        just ask your friendly hard drive how his day has been.

(Coolidge begins the patented "tv-personality-stroll" towards the
right.  He keeps walking as he talks.  No desk ever comes into view.)

Coolidge Mercer:
        Just think.  A few short years ago.  No one would have even
        cosidered the possibility of a talking hard drive.  Now it
        is scientific fact.  Tune in next week for another exciting
        episode of Scientifiction Playhouse!

--
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~
"Daniel Buettner" line 4 of 4 --100%--

 
 
 

Will SCSI HD of PC work in Sparc?

Post by Chris Co » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00




> >> I have a SPARCstation 5 that I would like to run Linux.  Does anyone know
> >> whether I can use my SCSI hard disk from PC?

> > Yes, scsi is scsi
> Unless you have an hp9000

We have several WD SCSI drives hooked up to HP9000 (B132L)
machines....no problems.

Regards,
Chris

 
 
 

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