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Old 07-13-2003, 08:59 PM   #1
InsaneBob
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Scuzzy Drive


I know where I can get a cdrom scuzzy drive for free but I do not even know what scuzzy is or if my comp supports it. I have a ASUS P4S533 motherboard.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 09:34 PM   #2
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It's pronounced "scuzzy", but it's spelled SCSI - stands for Small Computer System Interface. It's a far more superior interface to IDE, which you're probably more familiar with.

Theoretically, just about ANY PC could support SCSI - however, you're going to need a SCSI adapter in order to use the SCSI CDROM, and a SCSI cable. SCSI comes in many forms, like Ultra160 and SCSI2, so you'll have to make sure the controller card is compatible with the flavor of SCSI of the drive.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 10:04 PM   #3
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When I installed slackware 9.0 I used the bare.i kernel. Could that cause problems? Also how do I find out what type of SCSI my controller card supports?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 10:18 PM   #4
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Being a true Linux n00b, I can't offer any help with respect to what problems you have or may not have with slack. Worst case you'd need to add a module, but I don't really think you'd have to.

The manual for the controller card will somewhere list what SCSI modes it supports.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 10:21 PM   #5
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Hi Bob,

Check the documentation with your SCSI controller card. It will say what types it supports. If not, check the manufacturer's website for info on the card. Most newer cards are backwards compatible, however, check to see if you're devices are LVD, HVD, or single ended devices. This will save you a hassle if you order the wrong card. I had this experience myself!!
 
  


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