am2 MBs - 4g + SCSI wipes out root partition

Pete French petefrench at
Sun Oct 12 10:32:15 PDT 2008

> Sorry for not responding back in Jan.  I have a hard time recommending
> the 29320/39320 cards because of the long history they have with
> incompatibilities with certain U320 drives.  I don't think that the

Out of interest, what cards would you recommend ? I have just
started running 4 drives off a 29320, and it does the "dump" thing
on boot, so I was thinking of replacing it with another PCI-X card.

> driver will be affected by memory size, but I haven't run it in several
> years, and it could have rotted like ahc apparently did (though I still
> have a hard time imagining how the rot could have taken place, hardly
> anything has changed in the driver over the years).

I have a hard time beliving these don't work either - mainly because I
am running a 4GB system with ahc (and now ahd) in it and have had no
problems at all. Certainly Adaptec cards are so common that if there
was something majorly broken in that driver we would be seeing a lot
more reports of corruption surely ?


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