Re: multiple scsi drives..

Eric Youngdale (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 19:48:32 -0400

>when i boot the card bios scans the card going from 6-5-4-3-2-1-0 ie how
>it should..but when lilo is fireing up the kernel...the fd scsi driver
>scan te bus in the revers 0-1-2-3-4-5-6

Who is to say how it "should" be scanned :-). FYI, all of the
are scanned in this order.

If it is of any help, you can grab the file scsidev.tar.gz from
tsx-11 in pub/linux/ALPHA/scsi. This allows you to create a /dev/scsi/
subdirectory and populate it with special devices whose names are
of the other devices that are detected on the bus. The idea is that you
run this at boot time just after you remount the root filesystem R/W, and
it will go through and ensure that the special devices for scsi are
correctly set.

Most people don't bother with this, as they don't change their scsi
configuration very often.


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