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Re: Installing (or rather trying)on an Amiga


I notice that you have two identical drives so there _should_ not be any
"inter-operability" problems.

I realize that you boot into AmigaOS but...

Is there any chance that you have the termination wrong?  I don't know how
familiar you are with this but just in case...

The SCSI bus should be terminated at BOTH physical ends of the bus.  Thus
there should be a terminator on the last physical drive inside the Amiga
(and none on the other drive).  The other end can be terminated either on
the motherboard (usual) or with a terminator plugged into the SCSI connector
on the back of the Amiga.  The reason that either can be used is that the
length of the "wire" from the motherboard terminator sockets to the SCSI
connector on the back of the case is less than the maximum 4" allowed for
a "stub".

A major reason that I mention this is that upon rearranging some computer
hardware I ended up trying to run an Amiga A3000 without either the 
motherboard terminator or a terminator on the external SCSI connector.
The machine would boot and run AmigaOS but would not boot Linux!  (and the
symptom was the HD LED coming on solid).  Upon installing an external
terminator Linux also booted.

On Wed, Feb 10, 1999 at 06:55:15PM -0800, Kevin & Tracy wrote:
> >> machine.  When the machine comes back up and starts spitting out debugging
> >> stuff and then hangs.  The drive light stays on and the machine is gone.
> >
> Detected SCSI disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0
> scsi : detected 2 scsi disks total.
> At this point the hard drive light comes on solid and that's it.  gone gone
> gone gone.

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