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[vox-tech] st15150n (4GB FAST SCSI hard disk) problems on an 8500
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[vox-tech] st15150n (4GB FAST SCSI hard disk) problems on an 8500



few days ago tried installing woody onto an 8500.

found out that there was some bad ram, so i tried the same HD in a different
8500 with NEW RAM (256MB).

install went just fine, however, the kernel would report SCSI disk errors at
random intervals (often when booting).... i was able to get the base system
installed, however the machine crashed a few times while trying to extract
the kernel src from a tar archive. (reporting numerous SCSI errors on the
main consol)....

i have tested this drive like crazy... and it *seems* fine.... linux seems
to install without any problems onto Apple firmware HDs...however all of the
ones that i have are only 2GB... and i would like to take advantage of this
fast 4gb Seagate....

after doing some research i dug up this
(http://www.alphalinux.org/archives/axp-list/March2001/0268.shtml)

that said something about a potential bug in the drive's firmware...


has anyone had any experience with this drive not behaving?

(also, i have tried messing with the jumpers on the drive itself -
pertaining to termination.)

thanks,

dylan




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