Re: ARGH, weird SCSI I/O errors on second/third drive on Debian/PPC
Could the original drive still be terminated after you have installed the other
drives? It is probably worse to have extra termination than to have none at
all. Make sure you've got it right.
I think on my 8500 the original configuration had the boot drive in the middle
of the bus, the CD drive at one end and the host bus adapter at the other end.
The CD drive was terminated.
If your CD drive is providing the termination there is probably a jumber that
you can remove. If your hard drive is terminated on the drive, there is
probably a resistor pack you can remove - although it is probably harder to be
certain you're pulling the right thing off.
There is a Mac OS utility called SCSI probe you might find helpful. The
version of it that Adaptec distributes is a pretty fancy version. I think it
might tell you if your bus is terminated correctly. I'm not sure but you might
try it. Check at http://www.adaptec.com/ it should be available as a free
Michael D. Crawford
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