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Date:      Thu, 12 Oct 1995 18:21:04 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
To:        msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au (Michael Smith)
Cc:        terry@lambert.org, olsenc@smokey.ee.washington.edu, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: More info on disk woes
Message-ID:  <199510130121.SAA16457@phaeton.artisoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <199510130134.LAA17996@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au> from "Michael Smith" at Oct 13, 95 11:04:18 am

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> > > EMULEX MD21/S2     ESDI A00 
> > 
> > Do you think the fact that this SCSI disk claims to be an ESDI disk
> > might have something to do with your problem?
> 
> This "scsi disk" is an Emulex MD21 talking to an ESDI disk.  Commit 
> chainsaw surgery on a Sun shoebox and you'll comprehend.  
> 
> Normally, the MD21 extracts the vendor information from the ESDI disk, and
> reports that in its identify string.  - At least, this is the observed
> behaviour in the only environment I'm forced to use these controllers.
> 
> The MD21 is _old_ and _crufty_.

Turn of sync mode negotiation and try again.  Other than that, you are
doomed to talk to the SCSI experts until you say something which is to
you meaningless, but to which they respond "You should have told me that
to start with... here are the locations to solder...".


					Terry Lambert
					terry@lambert.org
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Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.



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