Re: Floppy light stays perpetually on.
On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Kent West wrote:
> "Chrisopher D. Judd" wrote:
> > > On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Mark Phillips wrote:
> > >
> > > [ snip ]
> > >
> > > : I tried rebooting. The floppy light comes on straight away (and stays
> > > : on) and the system tries to boot from the floppy but fails, so goes on
> > > : to the hard drive.
> > >
> > > Sounds like the cable is reversed. Flip it over at the drive, and/or at
> > > the controller.
> > >
> > Note that flipping at the controller does not give the same
> > result as flipping at the drive if you're using the connector which
> > has part of the cable twisted.
> Flipping at the controller can also cause problems if you've got more
> than one device attached to the cable.
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Regardless, make sure that the striped side of the cable lines up with
both pin 1 on the drive and controller. And yes, from my experience the
problem is that the cable is flipped (which end, I don't remember).
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Getting a SCSI chain working is perfectly simple if you remember that
there must be exactly three terminations: one on one end of the cable, one
on the other end, and the goat, terminated over the SCSI chain with
a silver-handled knife whilst burning *black* candles. --- Anthony