Need Advice re SCSI

je killen jekillen at
Thu Feb 2 20:38:25 PST 2006

Regarding this e-mail message posted a few days ago (see except below 
*), to which there's been no reply as yet.
Good news. The lack of response was very intuitive. I solved a major 
problem. The LSI Logic
adapter card I'm using has two internal connectors for two separate 
buses. I switched the
ribbon cable to which the two drives are connected to the other 
connector on the card and
now the drives are coming up. I won't try to explain why 'cause I have 
no idea (accept maybe slot
mismatch only allows one connector to be used).
Looking at the boot messages something about it suggested to me that 
the system was trying to find
something on mpt1 (the other bus connector on the card).
I hope this will be useful for someone in the future as a possible fix 
for a similar problem.

*Hello all;
I have installed an LSI Logic SCSI adapter card and have attached to it 
two 18GB Maxtor 15k SCSI hard drives.
These drives are 80 pin drives and I have obtained adapter boards to 
convert the 80 pin connectors to 68 pin ribbon
cable for connection to the SCSI adapter (these adapters are from 
Cables To Go). This adapter is made for a 64 bit PCI slot. I only have 
32 bit PCI slots. I was told via tech support response e-mail from LSI 
Logic that I could use the adapter card in 32 bit slots but with 
reduced performance. About an inch of the card connector tab hangs off 
the end of the PCI slot.

The following has been culled from dmesg.boot,  /var/log/messages, and 
transcribed from shutdown messages:
 From dmesg.boot
mpt0: <LSILogic 1030 Ultra4 Adapter> port 0xe900-0xe9ff mem 
f,0xeb100000-0xeb11ffff irq 11 at device 11.0 on pci0
mpt0: MPI Version=
mpt0: Unhandled Event Notify Frame. Event 0xa.
mpt0: mpt_wait_req timed out
mpt0: port enable timed outmpt0: failed to enable port 0
mpt0: Unable to initialize IOC
mpt1: <LSILogic 1030 Ultra4 Adapter> port 0xea00-0xeaff mem 
f,0xeb160000-0xeb17ffff irq 10 at device 11.1 on pci0
mpt1: MPI Version=
mpt1: Unhandled Event Notify Frame. Event 0xa.

Here is output from var/log/messages re SCSI:
Feb  1 01:57:40 AMD64 kernel: Waiting 5 seconds for SCSI devices to 

Here is transcription of shutdown messages:
mpt1: Soft reset failed: device not running
mpt1: WARNING - Failed hard reset!
mpt1: Unhandled Event Notify Frame. Event 0x6149.

The operating system has hatled.
Press any key to reboot.

Perhaps it would take an engineer to look at this and give me advice 
There is no entry for any da device indicating that the drives are not 
but the adapter is.
Drives start up with a clattering sound (somewhat like the sound I 
associate with
roulette and it's unclear if they are in fact 
I am using FreeBSD v6.0 on Elite Group ECS 755 A2 motherboard with 
AMD64 (slot 754).
I need to be able to format and partition these drives for use which 
means they have to show up.
I have taken some time to try to track down a source of motherboards 
with 64 bit PCI slots
and don't have any data to go on as yet.
Sorry, I'm a little too bewildered to ask specific questions but any 
info and advice would
be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Jeff K

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