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    SubjectRe: 2.6.12-rc3 won't boot from aic7899
    K.R. Foley wrote:

    > James Bottomley wrote:
    >>> Apr 24 23:23:30 porky kernel: scsi1 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI
    SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36
    >>> Apr 24 23:23:30 porky kernel: <Adaptec aic7899 Ultra160
    SCSI adapter>
    >>> Apr 24 23:23:30 porky kernel: aic7899: Ultra160 Wide
    Channel B, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
    >>> Apr 24 23:23:30 porky kernel: Apr 24 23:23:30 porky kernel:
    (scsi1:A:0): 20.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15)
    >>> Apr 24 23:23:31 porky kernel: Vendor: SEAGATE Model: SX118273LC
    Rev: 6679
    >> Yes, that's what I suspected. Here the internal aic7xxx DV has silently
    >> configured the drive to be narrow. Probably because of cable damage or
    >> something else.
    > Sorry I missed this before. The reason it is doing this is because
    this drive is connected using an adapter that converts an LC/LV (is this
    correct, off the top of my head) interface into a standard SCSI (narrow)
    interface. Could this be HELPING me here?

    Probably the opposite, but thats what you meant anyway, right :-

    I saw this on two Intel 440LX dual pIII 500/550 mobos, a bit different
    in age and scsi composition.
    I didn't install on either, but neither mobos wouldn't recognize _any_
    disks to better than 20MB/s, if at all, using some unnamed converter.
    Same disks (IBM 18G DDYS 10K + 9G DNES 7200) worked just fine with same
    converter and a 29160 controller.

    Kind regards,
    Mogens Valentin

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