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Re: Problems with multiple harddisks on my Indigo2

To: Paul Jakma <paul@clubi.ie>, Ian Chilton <mailinglist@ichilton.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Problems with multiple harddisks on my Indigo2
From: "J.K. Hill" <kenh@knoxville.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 19:11:39 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: spock@mgnet.de, Linux Debian MIPS <debian-mips@lists.debian.org>, Linux MIPS cthulhu <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>, Linux MIPS <linux-mips@fnet.fr>, MIPS vger <linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu>
In-reply-to: Paul Jakma <paul@clubi.ie> "RE: Problems with multiple harddisks on my Indigo2" (Jun 21, 10:38pm)
References: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0006212234190.5050-100000@fogarty.jakma.org>
All,

Try looking up the jumper'ing information for the drive... There is probably a
delay for spinning the drive up at boot (or some such nonsense).

Regards,

Ken

On Jun 21, 10:38pm, Paul Jakma wrote:
> Subject: RE: Problems with multiple harddisks on my Indigo2
> On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Ian Chilton wrote:
>
> > I have an SGI Indy, with 2 internal hard disks, a 4GB and a 1GB
> >
> > I get the same thing!
> >
> >
> > > Also I'm getting a message
> > > sc1,2,0: cmd=0x12 timeout after 2 sec.  Resetting SCSI bus
> >
> > I started getting this when I added the 2nd HD (1GB).
> >
>
> fwiw, i got this too on my indy when i added a Quantum Empire 1GB.
>
> >From cold boot the PROM doesn't recognise the second disk, but IRIX
> does (PROM gives me the exact same error message as the one you wrote
> above - but prints it twice). If i halt back to PROM then the PROM
> does see the second disk. (and only prints that error message once)
>
> my theories are:
>
> 1. PROM controller driver is minimal and doesn't init the
> controller/disks properly whereas the IRIX driver does.
>
> 2. disk spin up times.. ??
>
> 3. Perhaps cause the outboard SCSI port is not terminated. (least not
> on my indy)
>
> >
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