NEED HELP: GVPScsiCtrl

NEED HELP: GVPScsiCtrl

Post by WEEKS, THOMAS WILLI » Tue, 22 Feb 1994 10:25:00



Hi all!

Have an A530, 4Meg of RAM on board, external 160Meg Miniscribe and 44M SyQuest
removable (SQ555)....

I have always had probs getting the GVP to read the new RDB when a new SyQuest
cart. is inserted....

I have in my user-startup the line "GVPScsiCtrl -r -m" so that it will
scan the SCSI bus every couple of seconds, but if I pop a cart out  and a new
one it, it does not read the RDB and thus *REAL* potential R/W problems
could surface if I'm not too careful...

The GVP *IS* supposed to handle this type of prob...  

Anyone else here have these probs?

I recently got the program SCSIMounter by Martin Blatter (V2.0) and this
DOES fix the prob.. but I havew to MANUALLY UNMOUNT and REMOUNT the new
cart's....

Any help.. PLEASE EMAIL!

Tom D  Tek

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NEED HELP: GVPScsiCtrl

Post by Richard Mil » Wed, 23 Feb 1994 01:39:21



: Hi all!

: Have an A530, 4Meg of RAM on board, external 160Meg Miniscribe and 44M SyQuest
: removable (SQ555)....

: I have always had probs getting the GVP to read the new RDB when a new SyQuest
: cart. is inserted....

: I have in my user-startup the line "GVPScsiCtrl -r -m" so that it will
: scan the SCSI bus every couple of seconds, but if I pop a cart out  and a new
: one it, it does not read the RDB and thus *REAL* potential R/W problems
: could surface if I'm not too careful...

: The GVP *IS* supposed to handle this type of prob...  

: Anyone else here have these probs?

: I recently got the program SCSIMounter by Martin Blatter (V2.0) and this
: DOES fix the prob.. but I havew to MANUALLY UNMOUNT and REMOUNT the new
: cart's....

: Any help.. PLEASE EMAIL!

: Tom D  Tek

I think your problem is a difference between the RDB of your Syquest. I used
to have this problem also. All of my disk now work properly. Make sure that
everything is the same. Bootpri was always the one I missed.

Let me know if you need more help. It sould work if everythoing is the same.

--
Education: the inculation of the incomprehensible, into the indifferent, by

Comments reflect my opinions and not necessarily those of my employer -
although they should!        Richard Milks FTB2/SS (USN) Amiga 4000/040

 
 
 

NEED HELP: GVPScsiCtrl

Post by John Crooksha » Wed, 23 Feb 1994 07:43:07



Quote:>Hi all!

>Have an A530, 4Meg of RAM on board, external 160Meg Miniscribe and 44M SyQuest
>removable (SQ555)....

>I have always had probs getting the GVP to read the new RDB when a new SyQuest
>cart. is inserted....

>I have in my user-startup the line "GVPScsiCtrl -r -m" so that it will
>scan the SCSI bus every couple of seconds, but if I pop a cart out  and a new
>one it, it does not read the RDB and thus *REAL* potential R/W problems
>could surface if I'm not too careful...

I don't know what the -m option is for, but we've always set up systems with
removeable drives as follows:

GVPSCSICTRL -S

~more user-startup stuff...

GVPSCSICTRL -R

Works just fine for us for years now, no problems with auto-diskchange when
changing carts, etc. I usually put the -S as the first line in the
user-startup, and the -R as the last line.

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