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Surprisingly enough, who would ever think that IDE hard drive configuration would actually fail? I have an old copy of SCO OpenServer 5.0.4 that I booted-up and it saw my 2 IDE drives without any hesitation. I have my new copy of SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 that I booted-up and gave me the following error in the init process. G hd_config PANIC: wdsetparam: no device info for ctrl 1 drive 0 Is ctrl 0, drive 0 not an ATA disk ? Basically, on the primary controller, I have my CD-Rom as master. On my secondary controller, I have my 2 IDE ...

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    Default Sco 5.0.7 with IDE drives

    Surprisingly enough, who would ever think that IDE hard drive configuration
    would actually fail?

    I have an old copy of SCO OpenServer 5.0.4 that I booted-up and it saw my 2
    IDE drives without any hesitation.

    I have my new copy of SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 that I booted-up and gave me the
    following error in the init process.


    G hd_config

    PANIC: wdsetparam: no device info for ctrl 1 drive 0

    Is ctrl 0, drive 0 not an ATA disk ?



    Basically, on the primary controller, I have my CD-Rom as master. On my
    secondary controller, I have my 2 IDE hard drives occupying both Master and
    Slave positions. Unfortunately, putting the IDE drives on the primary
    controller is not feasible, and the hardware was designed like this (a dell
    PowerEdge 1650).



    Is it possible to manual define the Primary and Secondary controller from
    the boot string? If so, what would necessarily be the syntax?



    Thanks

    Kris


    Kristopher Lalletti Guest

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    Default Re: Sco 5.0.7 with IDE drives

    Kristopher Lalletti wrote:
    > Surprisingly enough, who would ever think that IDE hard drive configuration
    > would actually fail?
    >
    > I have an old copy of SCO OpenServer 5.0.4 that I booted-up and it saw my 2
    > IDE drives without any hesitation.
    >
    > I have my new copy of SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 that I booted-up and gave me the
    > following error in the init process.
    >
    > G hd_config
    >
    > PANIC: wdsetparam: no device info for ctrl 1 drive 0
    > Is ctrl 0, drive 0 not an ATA disk ?
    >
    > Basically, on the primary controller, I have my CD-Rom as master. On my
    > secondary controller, I have my 2 IDE hard drives occupying both Master and
    > Slave positions. Unfortunately, putting the IDE drives on the primary
    > controller is not feasible, and the hardware was designed like this (a dell
    > PowerEdge 1650).
    >
    > Is it possible to manual define the Primary and Secondary controller from
    > the boot string? If so, what would necessarily be the syntax?
    There is probably a way around this problem. We'll have to start with
    some debugging.

    When it panics, you should have ended up at a kernel debugger (scodb)
    prompt. At that prompt, type "d &wdDriveinfo". You'll get a hexdump
    showing 4 longwords. From the message above, I know that the 3rd
    longword is 00000000. What are the values of the other 3? (Best if you
    just post the entire line.)

    Hit 'q' to get back to scodb prompt. Actually, you'll just want to
    power cycle or hit reset at that point, or if you want to be slightly
    more graceful, tell scodb:

    scodb> reboot()
    >Bela<
    Bela Lubkin Guest

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