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 Strange Strange SPARQ error

Based on a number of positive messages on this list, I just bought
two Syquest SPARQ drives (for home and office).  The first drive
installed and setup
just fine.  The other drive went in my machine just fine and was
successfully
detected by my bios (bios correctly reported all of the important
information
such as manufacturer, sizes, heads, etc).  But the drive is *not*
correctly detected
by my kernel (2.0.33).  The error on startup is:

hdb:  X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X, 956MB w/32684kB Cache,
CHS=972/32/63
hdb: INVALID GEOMETRY: 32 PHYSICAL HEADS?

Once booted Linux does not believe the drive exists.
I realize that this may not be a Sparq problem...  Any ideas?

Thank you,

Paul Viola
vi...@ai.mit.edu



 Sun, 27 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 Strange Strange SPARQ error

I've got a couple of those running on Linux.  I had to provide an entry in
(in my case, loadlin) the bootline 'hdx=1945/16/63' or whatever your bios
reports.  I've also heard some folks say to enable 'ide floppy support' in
the kernel--it doesn't hurt, anyway.

It works just fine on both EXT2 and FAT filesystems--a bunch quieter than
a Jaz.

tom

 --my real e-mail address is tgunn at ixadian dot ctv dot utk dot edu--

(sorry this is necessary  <sigh>  )

: Based on a number of positive messages on this list, I just bought
: two Syquest SPARQ drives (for home and office).  The first drive
: installed and setup
: just fine.  The other drive went in my machine just fine and was
: successfully
: detected by my bios (bios correctly reported all of the important
: information
: such as manufacturer, sizes, heads, etc).  But the drive is *not*
: correctly detected
: by my kernel (2.0.33).  The error on startup is:

: hdb:  X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X, 956MB w/32684kB Cache,
: CHS=972/32/63
: hdb: INVALID GEOMETRY: 32 PHYSICAL HEADS?

: Once booted Linux does not believe the drive exists.
: I realize that this may not be a Sparq problem...  Any ideas?

: Thank you,

: Paul Viola
: vi...@ai.mit.edu



 Mon, 28 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 
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