: Has anyone installed Linux on an EISA-SCSI configuration? I have an
: EISA bus motherboard with a DPT SCSI controller card and a couple of
: SCSI hard drives. I've set aside part of the second drive for Linux
: and tried using the scsi boot disk. I get as far as the fdisk step
: and receive the message Unable to open the device (sda or sdb).
: Any help from out there gratefully accepted!
Linux runs fine with the Adaptec 2740 EISA SCSI controller. Glancing through
the kernel sources I find:
* eata.c - Low-level SCSI driver for EISA EATA SCSI controllers.
* This code has been tested with up to 3 Distributed Processing Technology
* PM2122A/9X (DPT SCSI BIOS v002.D1, firmware v05E.0) eisa controllers,
* no on board cache and no RAID option.
* BIOS must be enabled on the first board and must be disabled for all other
* Support is provided for any number of DPT PM2122 eisa boards.
* All boards should be configured at the same IRQ level.
* Multiple IRQ configurations are supported too.
* Boards can be located in any eisa slot (1-15) and are named EATA0,
* EATA1,... in increasing eisa slot number.
* In order to detect the boards, the IRQ must be _level_ triggered
* (not _edge_ triggered).
* Other eisa configuration parameters are:
* COMMAND QUEUING : ENABLED
* COMMAND TIMEOUT : ENABLED
* CACHE : DISABLED
Does the kernel detect the SCSI controller during boot?
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