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Old 06-08-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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SCSI hard disk detection???


I am pretty new in the linux area and I have one question about how to found a newly installed scsi devices in linux. After I had installed Mandrake 10.1, I installed my scsi controller and scsi hard drive. When booting the computer (right after bios), the scsi controller finds the hard drive but in Mandrake the harddrive does not exist. I have checked the Xdrake (system management tool) and in there I can find the SCSI controller but not the hard drive. I have also looked in the /dev directory for directories like /scsi but have found nothing.

I have made one modification with my scsi controller, and that is to change the scsi id to 5 instead of 7. The hard drive gets scsi 6. Does the scsi id also have to be changed in Linux software (or is it enough if it is changed after bios load)?

Anyone with ideas how to locate and find the hard drive (disk) in linux?

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What is the make / model of the SCSI controller.
I've never changed the ID of the controller but it shouldn't matter.
The SCSI modules may not be loading. What is the output of the command:

Also look at the output of the command dmesg to see if there are any SCSI error mesasges.
Old 06-11-2005, 03:23 AM   #3
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the scsi adapter is Advansys ASB3940UW and I am starting to doubt the support of that adapter in Mandrake...

The output of lsmod regarding scsi is nothing. The same goes for dmesg.

When I installed mandrake, at some stage I get an error message about Advansys...

What can I do? Buy a new adapter?



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