Installing onto a Syquest 135

Installing onto a Syquest 135

Post by Anton Smirn » Wed, 10 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Howdy. I am running a quadra 610, am trying to install OpenBSD onto a SyQuest
Cart. I got it partitioned & I think I converted the partitions to a Root & swap partition, respectively & then formatted them, but When I went to install,
the installer claimed that there was no root partition. I ahve heard that
there are problems w/ using a Syquest cart - could somebody give me a hand, or at least the address of the FAQ?


"live long and prosper"  - Vulcan proverb
"and eat well"         - Jewish addendum to Vulcan proverb
"feast on your enemies!" - Klingon interpertation of Jewish addendum to
                           Vulcan proverb


1. How to install Syquest 135 Mb drive?

: During the booting time I got following error message:

:   "scsi : 0 hosts"

: Here my hardware configuration:
: - Motherboard : Asutek P/I-P55T2P4-C
: - scsi card   : AVA 1515 / only the Syquestdrive is connected.
:   The Bios from AVA 1515 Card is enabled (BEN).
:   I tried to run the drive also with "BEN" disabled, but it doesn't
:   worked.

I can't speak for the 1515 but I've gotten my EZ-135 SCSI drive to
work with an AHA-1542c and a Tyan Yorktown.

Since this will be your only SCSI device, you should be able to mount
it as /dev/sda. Have you tried? If the drive isn't being found during
boot-up then this may accomplish nothing but may be worth trying.

You do have termination enabled on both devices since these are the
two ends of your SCSI chain, do you?


2. boot noapic and mounting CD?

3. Iomega ZIP or Syquest EZ-135?

4. Adding LOTS of users

5. Syquest 135 vs iomega 100

6. promisc mode in linux

7. Syquest ez-135 parallel port question

8. newbie needs help to configure the mail server

9. Syquest EZ drive 135 SCSI question

10. Hoiw to configure Syquest 135 Mb drive?

11. SyQuest EZ-135 Internal IDE drive

12. Syquest EZ 135 on Solaris 2.4

13. syquest ez-135?