First off, thanks to everyone for all the suggestions
> Are you sure hardware is OK i.e. no clashing SCSI IDs, chain terminated at
> both ends etc.
pretty sure I'm ok there. the only other scsi stuff on that chain are
the two disks you see in my earlier posting.
> Does the Adaptec BIOS see the drive OK ? If you go to the
> Adaptec BIOS (probably ctrl-A at the BIOS banner, then select your
> controller from the list, given that you have two) can you run verify on the
> drive ?
yes, this works fine. the SCSISelect utility that it pops up sees
the drive without problems. It even offered to format it for me
(assume that is low level) which I let it do as I was hoping that it
needed this before it would be detected ok.
anyway the disk seemed to go through the format ok (lots of flashing
of the led etc... but it didn't help with the detection).
> Have you tried the drive on the other controller (or the other
> channel - I'm not sure if the messages you enclosed showed two cards or a
> dual channel card, though I think two cards).
Yes, there are two controllers. The second one is Ultra as-opposed
to Ultra2 (i should add that i know next to nothing about scsi
controllers/devices...). The disk is Ultra2 so it needs to be on
that controller.. I'll give it a go on the other controller next
Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions, much appreciated.
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