am2 MBs - 4g + SCSI wipes out root partition

Gary Jennejohn gary.jennejohn at
Sun Oct 12 12:04:36 PDT 2008

On Sun, 12 Oct 2008 18:32:13 +0100
Pete French <petefrench at> wrote:

> > 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 ?

Maybe it's BIOS related?  I have a new mobo from a different vendor
where I could give it a try and see if the corruption goes away.

Gary Jennejohn

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