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Old 12-13-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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weird scsi drive trouble

i put slackware 10 on my brothers compaq deskpro en series. and it has a scsi card which we were using in windows 98 with no troubles. when i installed the slackware kernel i used the default one. so it had no scsi support.
and when i got everything working i set out on a mission to get the scsi card working.

i only driver in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules which worked was the aic7xxx driver. by worked i mean it said it detected it in the dmesg

i couldnt (and still cant) mount /dev/sda1 with the mount command. but i seemed to be able to get it there by changing the fstab file.
currently its like this.

/dev/sda1 /scsi vfat default 0 0

or something. it is fat32

so anyway when i access /scsi it has all the files (which i want to keep) but it says they are unknown and all the directories arent directories they are unknown files.

i dont know what to do about this problem. so any help would be appreciated
Old 12-13-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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Have a look at your
Is the drive picked up proper?
Next thing: are the required modules loaded?
What do you get from lsmod, or which SCSI
options did you compile into the kernel?
And, most importantly ... what does lspci say,
is the module you successfully loaded the
matching one?

Old 12-14-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
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though im not near the computer right now. and even if i was i'd have to have a look for an extention cord lol..... i remember that in um /proc/scsi/scsi (or was that /proc/scsi/aic7xxx) was a 1
i dont knwo what that means.

im 90 percent sure the drive is picked up proper.

and i tried all the existing slackware modules and only one worked. im not aware of what the card is because i havent got around to taking it out and having a look. its a bitch to get the cover off that damn compaq and i was hoping since it did detect the size (4gb) and the filesystem type (fat32)
that i wouldnt have to deal with it.
i did scsi.2 for the kernel which was the wrong one. but it shouldnt matter since i loaded the aic7xx module i believe but quite possibly im wrong so im thinking that i'll have to use pkgtool :S and perhaps make a bootdisk lol.... pkgtool is the man command hmmm.... i'll probably stuff something up oh well. it'll be ok so um... if this is the problem someone tell me and i'll do it when i get the chance and report back to post the results.

and i havent run ismod or ispci.

Last edited by chibiace; 12-14-2004 at 10:07 AM.


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