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Re: st15150n (4GB FAST SCSI hard disk) problems on an 8500

thanks for the info chris,

just for  the record, i tried a lot of different things:
1. all permutations of the jumper settings
2. using the internal Mb/sec interface
3. different kernels
4. different computers
5. different ram
6. different processor / cache configurations
7. messing with termination settings of all other drives

..... in the end the drive just refused to behave.... how sad. i give up.

so now i have a 4gb drive that works perfectly in Macos.

the end.


on 03.10.14 5:37 AM, Chris Tillman at toff1@cox.net was reported to have

> On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 12:27:29AM -0800, dylan wrote:
>> few days ago tried installing woody onto an 8500.
>> found out that there was some bad ram, so i tried the same HD in a different
>> 8500 with NEW RAM (256MB).
>> install went just fine, however, the kernel would report SCSI disk errors at
>> random intervals (often when booting).... i was able to get the base system
>> installed, however the machine crashed a few times while trying to extract
>> the kernel src from a tar archive. (reporting numerous SCSI errors on the
>> main consol)....
>> i have tested this drive like crazy... and it *seems* fine.... linux seems
>> to install without any problems onto Apple firmware HDs...however all of the
>> ones that i have are only 2GB... and i would like to take advantage of this
>> fast 4gb Seagate....
> I had a lot of problems with external SCSI Mac drives and linux like this.
> At one point I blamed it on not having the connector properly screwed in.
> But I think maybe the timing on the external SCSI bus on oldworlds might
> be difficult for the kernel to deal with somehow. Perhaps there is some
> way of tuning this with hdparm or something?

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