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Hi. I am hoping someone can help an old Windows/MS-DOS Geek figure out this crazy mystery... I have a new IBM xSeries 235 Type 8671 (eServer)... running 2 IBM eServer xSeries Ultra320 Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drives. They are set-up using the LSI Logic MPI SCSI Setup utility. LSL1030. Running a basic Raid 1. I am trying to install SCO 5.0.6 OpenServer. I say try because I can not get SCO to recognize the ROOT disk. As it boots at the top it does say "Boot Detected 1 fixed disk drive" then "Drive 0080:detected" As I hit enter at the Boot.. ...

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    Default Here is a hard one! SCO OpenServer 5.06 - New Install -

    Hi.

    I am hoping someone can help an old Windows/MS-DOS Geek figure out this
    crazy mystery...

    I have a new IBM xSeries 235 Type 8671 (eServer)... running 2 IBM eServer
    xSeries Ultra320 Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drives. They are set-up using the LSI
    Logic MPI SCSI Setup utility. LSL1030. Running a basic Raid 1.

    I am trying to install SCO 5.0.6 OpenServer. I say try because I can not
    get SCO to recognize the ROOT disk. As it boots at the top it does say
    "Boot Detected 1 fixed disk drive" then "Drive 0080:detected"

    As I hit enter at the Boot.. it starts loading the kernel and ect....

    Then... after the first screen comes up with the kernel information it has a
    "Warning: hd: no root disk controller was found"

    The rest you can guess ... it will not load the OS because it can not find
    or use the controller....

    Any ideas would be appreciated and maybe even rewarded!

    Mike


    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: Here is a hard one! SCO OpenServer 5.06 - New Install -

    On Wed, Sep 17, 2003, Michael J wrote: 

    There's a BTLD (Boot Time Loadable Driver) on one of the CDs that comes
    with the xSeries computer. I don't have one around here now so can't give
    the exact details, but the basics are that you copy that BTLD to a floppy,
    then need to tell the initial installation to load that BTLD. It will the
    prompt for the floppy during the installation. There's another one for the
    on-board 10/10/1000 NIC on the xSeries as well.

    There are also some updates you need to install after the istallation is
    complete which should be available from the SCO web site.

    I always have to RTFM when I do this since do a fresh OpenServer install
    very rarely these days (SuSE 8.2 Linux just drops on the IBM xSeries
    machines with no problems).

    Bill
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    that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense? Where is the
    difference between having our arms in our own possession and under our own
    direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense
    be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted
    with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?''
    -- Patrick Henry June 9, 1788, in the Virginia Convention on the
    ratification of the Constitution.
    Bill Guest

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    Default Re: Here is a hard one! SCO OpenServer 5.06 - New Install -

    Bill,

    Thanks for your help.

    However, the BTLD has no listing of the LSI Logic (LSL1030) adapter.

    Any suggestions..

    Thanks

    "Bill Campbell" <com> wrote in message
    news:mi.celestial.com... [/ref]
    LSI 
    >
    > There's a BTLD (Boot Time Loadable Driver) on one of the CDs that comes
    > with the xSeries computer. I don't have one around here now so can't give
    > the exact details, but the basics are that you copy that BTLD to a floppy,
    > then need to tell the initial installation to load that BTLD. It will the
    > prompt for the floppy during the installation. There's another one for[/ref]
    the 
    236-1676 
    defense 
    trusted 


    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: Here is a hard one! SCO OpenServer 5.06 - New Install -

    After a little bit of afternoon googling, I see that the LSI1030 just
    might - maybe - be the same as the Ultra320. Be careful: I'm just
    guessing...

    Michael J wrote: [/ref]
    >
    > LSI

    >>
    >>There's a BTLD (Boot Time Loadable Driver) on one of the CDs that comes
    >>with the xSeries computer. I don't have one around here now so can't give
    >>the exact details, but the basics are that you copy that BTLD to a floppy,
    >>then need to tell the initial installation to load that BTLD. It will the
    >>prompt for the floppy during the installation. There's another one for[/ref]
    >
    > the

    >
    > 236-1676

    >
    > defense

    >
    > trusted

    >
    >
    >[/ref]

    /dev/null Guest

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    Default Re: Here is a hard one! SCO OpenServer 5.06 - New Install -

    On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 15:08:28 GMT, "Michael J" <com> wrote:

    -Bill,
    -
    -Thanks for your help.
    -
    -However, the BTLD has no listing of the LSI Logic (LSL1030) adapter.
    -

    Our LSI board uses a slha boot loader

    ie Boot: link
    slha
    etc


    -Rob
    robatwork at mail dot com
    Rob Guest

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