pnelson at neatech.com
Mon Feb 16 20:47:45 UTC 2004
On Sun, 2004-02-15 at 09:53, Rudi wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 09:04:27AM -0800, Patrick Nelson wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 13:58, Patrick Nelson wrote:
> > > FC1 uptodate with yum.
> > >
> > > I have to move a scsi drive to a system because the system that it is on
> > > is old and is failing... Problem is that I don't have a SCSI card in
> > > any of my other systems. I went looking in my ole' bin of computer
> > > cards and found 2 IDE SCSI cards:
> > >
> > > Adaptec AHA-1520A
> > > Adaptec AHA-1540CF
> > >
> > > The 1520 has jumpers on it and I have no idea what they are, but the
> > > 1540 has a toggle switch block with a lable on the back of the card
> > > documenting the toggles. Great...
> > >
> > > But I was wondering should I even try either of these or buy (or search
> > > for) another version. I'm running out of time with the failing system
> > > and kind of want to resolve this quicker. Any suggestions to how to
> > > setup the 1540 or a better course of action?
> As you already stated, the 154x is an old ISA card and is still supported by FC1
> The setup of the card is quit simple, select an I/O port and a BIOS address
> not in use. The bios address is only neccesary if want to boot from the drive.
> sw5 is only used if a floppydrive is connected (1542) so that's a don't care.
> If you only connect 1 disk drive, termination should be enabled on the controller
> as well on the drive.
> If you want to use a slightly more modern card you could go for a ncr/symbios
> 53c810 it's a cheap and reliable card.
Thanks for the reply! I am connecting to only one device (a 1GB Jazz
Drive) that I will not be booting from. It is used as a backup device
(I have lots of the removable drives). so performance isn't an issue
So it sound like I just need to put the card in and load up the driver.
Which driver is it?
Then I can load up the iomega linux rpm and I should be good to go.
If that doesn't work I will go the route of ncr/symbios 53c810
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