Problem with 2.0.24 SCSI change

Chris Adams (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 13:10:39 -0600 (CST)

I am running 2.0.24 (with the no_atime patch) on a news server. I have
two SCSI adapters in it: an Adaptec 2940 and a DPT 3224. I have the OS
& swap on sda and the history file on sdb attached to the Adaptec and a
big RAID array for news spool attached to the DPT. When I boot up with
2.0.24, I get "Unable to open initial console" and everything stops. I
finally realized that the DPT was suddenly being detected first. I had
to change drivers/scsi/hosts.c to get the Adaptec back first. I have 2

1) Why was the DPT moved above the Adaptec in 2.0.24?

2) Is there not a better way to get the order of multiple host adapters?

Chris Adams - - System Admin - Renaissance Internet Services
"So, if anybody wants to have hardware sent to them: don't call me, but
instead write your own unix operating system.  It has worked every time
for me." - Linus Torvalds, author of Linux (Unix-like) OS