Comtrade PCI SCSI Win-Station woes (NCR 53c810 controller)

Comtrade PCI SCSI Win-Station woes (NCR 53c810 controller)

Post by Ober » Wed, 14 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Here's another attempt to find an answer...Hopefully someone who has
gone before can assist me in getting things working.

I'm attempting to install Slackware 2.3.0 on a Comtrade PCI SCSI
Win-Station obtained specifically for this purpose.  It has a PA-2000
motherboard using the VIA VT82C570MV chipset and Award BIOS.

The motherboard has an on-board IDE controller, and a P54C 3.3V 75 MHz
Pentium CPU.  and a single 16MB SIMM.  The PCI NCR SCSI adapter is in
slot PCI1, and is jumpered for level trigger on INTRA#.  The video
controller is a 64-bit PCI Diamond Stealth 64 (2MB) DRAM installed in

The system works fine with DOG/Windoze...but using the SlackWare 2.3.0
bootdisk1.44 'scsinet2' (which supports the NCR controller), the
system locks up after discovering one host.

This is what the screen looks like after lockup:

bios32_init : BIOS32 Service Directory entry at 0xfba40
pcibios_init : PCI BIOS revision 2.00 entry at 0xfba70
Probing PCI hardware
Unknown PCI device. PCI Vendor id=1b. PCI device id=576.

Calibrating delay loop.. ok - 30.22 BogoMips
Serial driver version 4.11 with no serial options enabled
tty0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
tty1 at 0x02f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
lp1 at 0x0378, using polling driver
ftape: allocated 3 buffers aligned at: 00220000
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
scsi-ncr53c7,8xx : at PCI bus 0, device 8, function 0
scsi-ncr53c7,8xx : NCR53C810 at memory 0xf0800000, io 0x6000, irq 11
scsi0 : using io mapped access
scsi0 : initiator ID 7
scsi0 : level active interrupts
scsi0 : burst length 8
scsi0 : using 40MHz SCSI clock
scsi0 : NCR code relocated to 0x3a02f0
scsi0 : test 1 started
scsi0 : NCR53c(7,8)xx (rel 4)
scsi0 : 1 host

Then it locks.  The drive light stays bright, but there's no
indication of drive activity (I can't feel any characteristic
vibration, as in head movement), and nothing further happens.

Minutiae follows:
        Relevant information from startup:
        Award Modular BIOS v4.50GP
        version 6.12
        Award Plug and Play BIOS Extension v1.0A
        NCR SDMS V3.0 PCI SCSI BIOS, PCI Rev. 2.0
        ID00  QUANTUM  TRB850S

        PCI Setup (BIOS) Settings:
        Slot 1 using INT#          : AUTO
        Slot 2 using INT#          : AUTO
        Slot 3 using INT#          : AUTO
        Available IRQ              : 11
        Available IRQ              : 10
        Available IRQ              : 9
        Available IRQ              : 5
        PCI IRQ Activated by       : level
        PCI Dynamic Bursting       : Enabled
        CPU to PCI Write Buffer    : Enabled
        PCI Byte Merge             : Disabled
        PCI Burst                  : Disabled
        PCI Master Write Buffer    : Enabled
        PCI Master Prefetch        : Enabled
        PCI Master Burst Read      : Enabled
        PCI Master Burst Write     : Enabled
        PCI Master 1 WS Write      : Disabled
        Local Memory Detect Point  : Fast

Any further details available on request.

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