[LUNI] SCSI Problem
root2 at telocity.com
Wed Mar 27 01:32:00 CST 2002
Junaid Saeed Uppal wrote:
> i mean the scsi card , if it detects the drive should atleast show it while
> booting , its not giving me any messages about the drive there and it even
> communicates with the drive too!..... so , any help in that?
I've worked with Adaptec, TekRam QLogic and BusLogic SCSI cards, and
they all work pretty much the same way.
There is a <CTRL> key to access the card during bootup so you can
configure the card and how the card treats attached devices. You
probably know this since you can see some drives.
There probably is an option to suppress the boot-time display of the
<CTRL> key to press.
There will be an option to load the card's BIOS at boot time. You MUST
enable BIOS for a drive attached to this card to be the boot drive. You
also must enable BIOS to boot from SCSI CD-ROM.
You must also enable BIOS to display the drives attached to display
during boot up.
Check this while you are in setup (this has nothing to do with the
boot-time BIOS device displey): there is usually an option to control
the SCSI ID and LUN of the boot device. Typically 0 0.
There will be a screen (a single screen for first 16 devices, and a 2nd
screen for IDs 17-31 for Adaptec and TekRAM, or individual screens for
each device on BusLogic) to set the device parameters, like transfer
speed, wide, disconnect, AND, whether to include the device in the
boot-time BIOS scan. Enable this option for the devices you would like
displayed at boot time.
The bottom line:
All devices that are working right will be seen by Win2k when the SCSI
driver is loaded, regardless if the were displayed by the boot-time BIOS
scan, AND if BIOS is enabled, you can boot from the device you set up to
be the boot device.
You might want to check the card mfg site for the latest win2k driver,
and/or any other errata for Win2k, and maybe even the setup guide for
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