additional scsi drive setup-not boot drive
i have redhat9 installed on an ide drive with dual boot win98.
i have a separate 'vanilla' seagate scsi device on system with no data on it.
scsi drive can be seen (fdisk'd formatted etc) by windows.
i eventually want to set the drive up as additional swap for rh9,
but i would settle for being able to 'see' the device from within linux.
how do i see/manipulate the drive in linux ?
as newbie i am at a total loss - it shows in 'dmesg':
scsi1 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.8
<Adaptec 2940 SCSI adapter>
aic7870: Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/253 SCBs
blk: queue c7f8f814, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST1480 Rev: 5830
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
blk: queue c7f8fa14, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
scsi1:A:0:0: Tagged Queuing enabled. Depth 253
scsi : 1 host left.
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
you can see the adaptec scsi cntrlr and the device
(as well as other cdroms ...)
i try to 'fdisk /dev/sda' or 'mkfs -t vfat /dev/sda' (or sda1) with result:
no such device or address ???
termination of scsi chain is enabled within the adaptec 2940 bios/setup.
whats the procedure/steps/cmds for setting up such a device as swap, /usr or whatnot for linux use?
in dmesg i can pretend to understand a device called 'scsi1' or 'sr0' but what is 'blk:' ???
any helps to push me on me learning path are much appreciated!
note: this drive was not connected when i installed redhat - i.e. kernel support may not be present ?