I am attempting to deal with several issues with RH 6.0 Linux (2.2.10) on
the SGI Visual Workstation that I am unable to resolve. I am sure that the
resolutions are quite simple, but I have tried the HOWTO route and asked
others without success. Normally I am reluctant to seek help, opting to
work the problem out for myself, but I seem unable to do so in this case.
First, I recently installed an SGI supplied IOMEGA ZIP-100 into floppy bay
#2 on the VWS. It installed easily and it works correctly under NT. It is
recognized by Linux as "hdd" on the third probe during boot. I am unable to
mount the device. The HOWTOs reference SCSI drives (this is an IDE, I
believe) or parallel-attached devices. So I can't find support assistance
for internal drives. Do you have any guidance in this area?
Also, I am having difficulty accessing COM1 on the VWS. I get an error on
"setserial -g /dev/ttys0" or "/dev/cua0" under root. Both devices are
present and seem to be correct. The port works correctly under NT. If I
try "setserial auto_irq skip_test autoconfig" I receive a "device not found"
error. If you have guidance here I would be grateful as well.
I thank your for your time.