SCSI Drives & Controllers

Ben Large (
Sun, 11 May 1997 11:48:09 -0500 (EST)

Is it always necessary to set extended BIOS translation for DOS drives
off when using Linux on a SCSI drive greater than 1 gig? I didn't and
Linux recognizes the space just fine, although I'm seeing some strange
things. I didn't know if they were being caused by that or were a
problem in the SCSI controller itself.

I'm using a AHA2940AU controller with aic7xxx driver. The drive activity
lights stay on and sometimes on a warm boot, the controller won't
recognize the drive. There is a 50MB DOS partition on the 2 gig drive.

Should I turn off the extended BIOS translation and re-Linux the drive,
or should I be alright with these symptoms?

I've noticed the problem with warm boots on another computer I've worked
with, has anybody else?