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[SuSE Linux] SCSI/IDE mixed system Questions.
- From: hettar@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Steven Udell)
- Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 07:47:14 -0700
- Message-id: <35E81472.6292D706@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Maybe I get a reply back before SuSE 5.3 gets here. Today
or Monday I am expecting it.
I am building a totaly new system, most of its built now.
System basics: Intel P II 400 / Iwill BD100 Mhz-bus mainboard.
Ram: 128Megs PC100 Sdram
Video: Xpert@work AGP 8meg OEM / Quantum3D X24Meg (two voodoo2s)
Monitor: 17in ViewSonic 17ps
Network/Modem: NE2000 Ethernet Card, Hayes Acurra 56K flex external
Sound Card: SoundBlaster 64Gold
TV/Radio Tuner: Happauge v401 stereo Radio/TV tuner
..now for the catch..
Storage System Devices:
IDE: CDROM 24X speed
IDE: 6.4Gig Western Digital
SCSI #1 Adapter: FirePort 40-UW
With: PlexWriter CDR 12X4 (Ultra scsi) (external)
With: Syjet Syquest 1.5Gig removable (Ultra scsi) (external)
With: Zip 100 (scsi II) (external)
SCSI #2 Adapter: Adaptec 2940-UW
With: IBM 4.5Gig (Ultra Wide Scsi) (internal)
..wow I am done..all of this is in one box..
..I know most of this set up works already..
The Asking Catch: I have had this system up with one SCSI Host Adapter before
and it was with a different CPU and all HardDrives were IDE. Now this new system
I am going for broke(boy am I ever) I have put in a UW SCSI HardDrive for use
as my Linux Disk. And I have one IDE for winblows(winblows aint worth a scsi hd)
Now, I just want to know if this should give me any problems that I should be
prepared for. I like to use LILO, and LILO will be on the /mbr of the IDE drive
pointing one boot to winblows on the same IDE drive and another to Linux on the
SCSI drive.. Should I expect any problems with my plan?
Reasons for putting the UW HD on a second SCSI host adapter, is because I
have heard that having any other device that is not the same as your fastest
device on the SCSI chain will slow it down to that speed. Like I might get rid
of the zip on the #1 scsi host adapter, just cause of the CDR. Or put it on,
only when needed. And UW is faster than just Ultra devices. I am assuming
that this set up will slow Linux boot up/computer boot up, but thats just
cause it has to initilize the cards and find whats on it at the given time.
1) LILO will boot from the IDE/mbr to a SCSI Linux native root / (problem?)
a) this set up has two SCSI host adapters to figure out.. (problem at boot?)
2) any suggestions?
-guess I will find out when 5.3 gets here (soon) ;)-
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