Re: Change swap after adding memory?
I had a SIIG and it came with a Highpoint HPT366 chip on it which
was definitely supported, although I can't swear to it working on
PPC since I didn't use it for that. Had to return the card,
however, because the BIOS for that chip can't handle more than one
of them in a system on the same PCI bus. And my mobo already had
one on board. So the bios for the on board chip would fire up and
detect 4 drives (2 per controller) and then the bios for the card
would fire up and detect 4 MORE drives, and of course the whole
system is basically hosed at that point. It would work if you could
disable the bios for either one, but that wasn't possible for
either. Returned it for the more expensive Promise card which has
worked flawlessly. You can get them from a large variety of vendors
on the internet if your local retail location doesn't have any.
Kevin van Haaren wrote:
> At 06:52 -0500 3/15/2001, jeramy b smith wrote:
> >I wanted a promise card for the server, but all I could find at the
> >shops were SIIG. I googled and found that SIIG was supported by the
> >unified driver in 2.4. I tested it in my g4 at home and it read cds
> >fine and mounted ISOs nice; but when I put it in the server it timed
> >out doing a partition scan on the attached hard disk on boot up.
> If you have the model with AdvanSys chips, it isn't supported by the
> driver on big-endian systems yet. ConnectCom (changed their name
> from AdvanSys) is working on it. They've got support for their wide
> cards but not the narrow ones.
> Send a note to their tech support asking about it, they sent me their
> latest driver to test (33G), but I haven't had a chance to compile it
> in a kernel yet.
> SIIG also has cards with Inito (sp?) chips, i have no idea if these
> work on powerpc.
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