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Hi Esteban

I have a couple of systems that sound like yours. 486 66 with
Adaptec Scsi and some 1/2 Gig drives. 

On motherboards of this vintage, if you have any ide drives
installed and the bios setup knows about them, they want to boot.

If you are fortunate, you bios is smarter than mine.

See if th BIOS set up wants to boot from SCSI or IDE. If it doesn't
let you choose then you can't have IDE and boot from SCSI, because
it will want to boot from IDE.  

Once you have the BIOS setup expecting to boot vrom scsi, then you
have to talk to your scsi card setup. I use ADAPTEC cards, so my
remarks are from that perspective.

There is a keystroke that enables the software on my card. Yours may
have a disk or software in ROM> with a keystroke to activate.

Some SCSI cards have boot bios some do not. Those that do not will
not boot from SCSI regardless of what you do. Those that do have a
boot BIOS can be told to boot from scsi, some of them can be told to
boot from a particular scsi id.  Others boot only from SCSI ID 0.

What you say suggests that your card might be expecting a drive id
of 5,and you don't have it.

I could be all wet, but read your documents for your scsi card,
and drive see if any of these remarks make sense.

All standard disclaimers apply. Your mileage may vary. May contain
traces of peanuts, garlic, or jalapino peppers. Guaranteed no walnuts.

David Teague, dbt@cs.wcu.edu
Debian GNU/Linux Because software support is free, timely,
                 useful, technically accurate, and friendly.
                 (I hope this is all of the above.)

On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, esteban alcaraz wrote:

> hello mr.
> I have a ncr system 3350 486 dx2 66 mhz, computer with, a hard disk of 212
> megas, conner, cp 30200.
> when i start it shows the next message:
> i have already checked two jumpers from hard disk and  i also checked the
> connectors for the  hard disk but i found nothing.
> i changed the hard disk for a quantum lps 105s and  it shows the same
> message before mentioned it.
> i want that the computer recognizes the hard disk, how can i do?
> thank you very much.
> any information will be a great help for me.
> atte:
> andres
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