Alphaserver 800, RH6.0 and still trying to detect my Dat Drive DDS3

Alphaserver 800, RH6.0 and still trying to detect my Dat Drive DDS3

Post by Eduard Eastawa » Fri, 09 Jun 2000 04:00:00



I have a Digital Alphaserver 5/500 with a Red Hat 6.0 and the last
administrator didn't configure the Dat Drive.

So I have a problem because I'm learning linux in a Alpha platform and I
don't know how to configure my dat drive.
I have 4 hard drives and a dat drive. All scsi.
If you need more information ask me.
Thank you very much but I need heeeeeelp!!! :(

In my /proc/pci I have these interesting lines:
PCI devices found:
  Bus  0, device   5, function  0:
    SCSI storage controller: Q Logic ISP1020 (rev 5).
      Medium devsel.  IRQ 17.  Master Capable.  Latency=248.
      I/O at 0x9000 [0x9001].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x9000000 [0x9000000].
  . . .
 Bus  0, device  14, function  0:
    RAID storage controller: Mylex DAC960P V2 (rev 2).
      Medium devsel.  IRQ 24.  Master Capable.  Latency=255.  Min Gnt=4.
      I/O at 0xa800 [0xa801].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x19002000 [0x19002000].

In the kernel, I have these SCSI options. So I think scsi tape is
activated.. or not??

#
# SCSI support
#
CONFIG_SCSI=y

#
# SCSI support type (disk, tape, CD-ROM)
#
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SD=y
# CONFIG_CHR_DEV_ST is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR_VENDOR is not set
# CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SG is not set

#
# Some SCSI devices (e.g. CD jukebox) support multiple LUNs
#
# CONFIG_SCSI_MULTI_LUN is not set
CONFIG_SCSI_CONSTANTS=y
# CONFIG_SCSI_LOGGING is not set

#
# SCSI low-level drivers
#
# CONFIG_SCSI_7000FASST is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_ACARD is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_AHA152X is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_AHA1542 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_AHA1740 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_AIC7XXX is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_ADVANSYS is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_IN2000 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_AM53C974 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_MEGARAID is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_BUSLOGIC is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_DTC3280 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_EATA is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_DMA is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_EATA_PIO is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_FUTURE_DOMAIN is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_GDTH is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_GENERIC_NCR5380 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_G_NCR5380_PORT is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_G_NCR5380_MEM is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_INITIO is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_INIA100 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_NCR53C406A is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C416 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_NCR53C7xx is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_NCR53C8XX is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_PAS16 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_PCI2000 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_PCI2220I is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_PSI240I is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_FAS is not set
CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_ISP=y
# CONFIG_SCSI_QLOGIC_FC is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_SEAGATE is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_DC390T is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_T128 is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_U14_34F is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_ULTRASTOR is not set
# CONFIG_SCSI_DEBUG is not set

 
 
 

Alphaserver 800, RH6.0 and still trying to detect my Dat Drive DDS3

Post by Sven Esbjer » Fri, 09 Jun 2000 04:00:00



> # CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SG is not set

You have to use the generic device as well. Most programs that saves
data through SCSI do so via the generic device (not HD's).

Regards
Sven Esbjerg

 
 
 

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Im trying to install linux on both servers with te following problems

On the 800 i tried to install first Red Hat and later Debian both with the
same result.

Debian install via cd ask me to partition the disk and starts the Fdisk
program.
via BSD mode i made 3 partitions

Part        start         end                type
a                1            2                    unused
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