pre10 on a 2940u2w still shows BRKADRINT
nconway.list at ukaea.org.uk
Fri Sep 18 15:59:38 PDT 1998
Robert G. Brown wrote:
> I have a pretty good "laboratory" here in that I have a large number of
> identical systems (Dell Poweredge 2300's with the same CPU, memory, bus,
> cards, and disks). As of the linux 5.1.0pre10, I seem to be able to
> boot and run nearly all of them. 2 out of 16, however, remain
> incalcitrant and resist my every effort to force them to function.
Hmm, did you ever get around to swapping disks+RAM etc.? CPU's even?
> Looking over the alternatives, I recall that once upon a time Adaptec
> was rather notorious for sneaking onboard SCSI BIOS revisions into their
> production line so that a driver would work and then fail. Is it known
> that the bios for 7890's has been stable for a while at this point? I
> couldn't find anything obvious on their website, but they do have a form
> that admits the possibility.
Well an obfuscating factor on Dells (certainly on our 410) is that the
BIOS is reported as a Dell BIOS revision, not a specific Adaptec one,
and the numbering appears to be a totally different sequence. This may
or may not mean that the BIOS is significantly different from the
vanilla Adaptec version.
Do all the machines report the same SCSI BIOS revision at bootup though?
Sadly, it looks as though I'm not going to get to put Linux on our 2300
(only a PII-266 but 40GBish of RAID array) as it's been nabbed for
Netware (!)... Oh well, I'll upgrade it some other time ;-)
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