Subject: Re: Problem with Orange Micro SCSI and Installer
From: Tom Crow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 09:09:38 MDT
Neil & Dustin,
Thanks for responding. I guess I will have to watch and wait for an
installer with support for the OrangeMicro cards.
Neil Leatherbury wrote:
> My understanding is that you need kernel support compiled in for the SCSI
> adapter, so you can't just install on a hard drive connected to the internal
> and then change the connection to the adapter.
> I also understand that OrangeMicro uses Advansys chips on their cards.
> Looking at http://advansys.com/support/software/os/linux.htm, PPC support is
> "on the way".
> Sorry! I'm frustrated too!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dustin Evermore <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 3:59 PM
> Subject: Re: Problem with Orange Micro SCSI and Installer
> >Sorry Tom, I had the same problem with my Orange Micro Grappler 940UW card.
> >It's much faster than the builtin SCSI in my 9500 so it would have been
> >to run my UW hard drives off it. Unfortunately, only MacOS seems to see
> >card and what it's running. I have multiple scsi drives, tho, and have YDL
> >running off the internal. It's good enough for me right now, so I've
> >stopped there.
> >But here's an idea. Maybe you can do the install on a hard drive on the
> >internal bus. Then move it to the Grappler. You'll probably need to
> >Bootx. Might not work, but it shouldn't cost you anything.
> >Dustin Evermore
> >> Subject: Problem with Orange Micro SCSI and Installer
> >> Hi,
> >> I'm trying to install Champion Server 1.2 on a PM 7500 with an add-on
> >> Orange Micro Grappler SCSI card ( to which my external HD is attached
> >> ). My problem is that the installer is not seeing the HD on the
> >> controller. I checked the FAQ's available at Yellow Dog to no avail (
> >> no mention of Orange Micro period ). Has anyone run into this one
> >> before, and if so, is there a work-around?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Tom
> >> ( Eventually, I'm going to get a G4 and migrate the SCSI card and HD
> >> there; otherwise I would just use the built-in SCSI on the 7500 )
> >> --
> >> Tom Crow
> >> email@example.com
-- Tom Crow UNIX Systems Adminstrator NSWC Dahlgren Division, Code K63 firstname.lastname@example.org
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