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Old 12-13-2004, 12:08 PM   #1
ludo980
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Question SCSI hard disk detection problem on Mandrake Linux 10.0


Hi guys!
I've got a problem with the detection of two scsi hard drives in Mandrake Linux 10.0 Official...
Although the two scsi disks are correctly detected at boot and the adapter report the correct installation of the scsi BIOS, when the system is booted up I can't see any of the disk nor obviously mount them.
The kernel modules for scsi seem to be correctly loaded and the scsi controller is correclty recognised (a dual channel Adaptec 39160) as stated from HardDrake...
The command cat /proc/scsi/scsi doesn't show any device attached to the bus.
Both the Adapter and the disks were added some time after the installation of the system, but I believe that's not this the point.
I'm sure the connections and the terminations are OK, because the disks are correcly seen both from a WinXP installation resident in the same linux disk, and from a knoppix 3.4
Maybe it's a problem related to some init script (?!?) because while boot up the kernel completely ignore the scsi adapter and doesn't probe for any device... anyway I'm not so experienced Linux user, so any suggestion is wellcome!

Thank you all!

follow some configuration info (from lshw):

Motherboard: ASUS A7v133 CPI BIOS Revision 1005A (06/06/2001)
CPU: AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1200Mhz
RAM: 640 Mbytes
Graphic: Matrox MGA G400 AGP 32MB

IDE: VIA VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE
devices attached:
ide0:
*-cdrom:0
description: DVD writer
product: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-103
physical id: 0
bus info: ide@0:master
logical name: /dev/hda
version: 1.80
capabilities: atapi cdrom removable nonmagnetic dma lba iordy pm audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
*-cdrom:1
description: IDE CD-ROM
product: ASUS CD-S500/A
physical id: 1
bus info: ide@0:slave
logical name: /dev/hdb
version: V1.30
capabilities: atapi cdrom removable nonmagnetic dma lba iordy audio
configuration: mode=udma2

*-ide:1
description: Channel 1
physical id: 1
bus info: ide@1
logical name: ide1
clock: 33MHz
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: IBM-DJNA-371350
physical id: 0
bus info: ide@1:master
logical name: /dev/hdc
version: J76OA30K
serial: GM0GMG80052
size: 12GB
capacity: 12GB
capabilities: ata dma lba iordy smart security pm
configuration: mode=udma2 smart=on

...
USB: Via, no devices attached

*-scsi:0 UNCLAIMED
description: SCSI storage controller
product: AHA-3960D / AIC-7899A U160/m
vendor: Adaptec
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@00:09.0
version: 01
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: scsi bus_master cap_list
resources: ioport:a400-a4ff iomemory:d6000000-d6000fff irq:9
*-scsi:1 UNCLAIMED
description: SCSI storage controller
product: AHA-3960D / AIC-7899A U160/m
vendor: Adaptec
physical id: 9.1
bus info: pci@00:09.1
version: 01
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: scsi bus_master cap_list
resources: ioport:a000-a0ff iomemory:d5800000-d5800fff irq:11

This is an ultra ATA100 controller, from wich the system actually boot up...
*-storage
description: Unknown mass storage controller
product: 20265
vendor: Promise Technology, Inc.
physical id: 11
bus info: pci@00:11.0
version: 02
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: storage bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Promise
resources: ioport:8000-8007 ioport:7800-7803 ioport:7400-7407 ioport:7000-7003 ioport:6800-683f iomemory:d2800000-d281ffff irq:10
*-ide
description: Channel 0
physical id: 2
bus info: ide@2
logical name: ide2
clock: 33MHz
*-disk:0
description: ATA Disk
product: IC35L040AVVN07-0
physical id: 0
bus info: ide@2:master
logical name: /dev/hde
version: VA2OAF0C
serial: VNP210B2R5Y53B
size: 38GB
capacity: 38GB
capabilities: ata dma lba iordy smart security pm apm
configuration: apm=off mode=udma5 smart=on
*-disk:1
description: ATA Disk
product: Maxtor 6Y080L0
physical id: 1
bus info: ide@2:slave
logical name: /dev/hdf
version: YAR41BW0
serial: Y2E2MPDE
size: 76GB
capacity: 76GB
capabilities: ata dma lba iordy smart security pm apm
configuration: apm=off mode=udma5 smart=on


*-network
description: Ethernet controller
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: a
bus info: pci@00:0a.0
version: 10
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=8139too
resources: ioport:9800-98ff iomemory:d5000000-d50000ff irq:5

This is a Matrox RT2500 digital video card, with embedded a firewire 1394 controller
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge (Normal decode)
product: DECchip 21152
vendor: Digital Equipment Corporation
physical id: c
bus info: pci@00:0c.0
version: 03
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: Display controller
product: MGA G400 AGP
vendor: Matrox Graphics, Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@02:00.0
version: 05
size: 32MB
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
resources: iomemory:da000000-dbffffff iomemory:d4800000-d4803fff iomemory:d4000000-d47fffff irq:11
*-multimedia UNCLAIMED
description: Multimedia controller
product: E4?
vendor: C-Cube Microsystems
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@02:04.0
version: b1
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
resources: iomemory:d8000000-d8ffffff irq:11
*-firewire UNCLAIMED
description: FireWire (IEEE 1394) (OHCI)
product: TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394 Controller (Link)
vendor: Texas Instruments
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@02:08.0
version: 00
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
resources: iomemory:d3800000-d38007ff iomemory:d3000000-d3003fff irq:11

SoundBlaster Live!
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: SB Live! EMU10k1
vendor: Creative Labs
physical id: d
bus info: pci@00:0d.0
version: 06
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=EMU10K1_Audigy
resources: ioport:8800-881f irq:9
...cut...
 
Old 12-19-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
Dariusz
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Promise Controller Card

Perhaps your problem is that Kernel 2.6 doesn't support Promise card. If this is the case you need to go to Kernel 2.4.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 04:36 AM   #3
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I'm sorry guys, it was only my fault!
The scsi subsystem was correctly initialized, but the system wasn't loading the correct scsi module... Now the problem is fixed.

For Dariusz, thank you anyway, but my promise card is working correctly (kernel 2.6.3-7mdk), the trouble was with the scsi card.

Sorry for replying so late... i'm switching to debian-sarge!!

Thank you all,
ludo980
 
  


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