Actually it's all working ok now....
In my desperation yesterday I completely stripped the machine down and built it up again. Something must have been loose or badly connected, because once I had everything together it worked fine.
I say that - but still having problems getting the Sound card to work. Anyone got a CT5880 built in sound card working with Alsa?
I tracked down the hole in the cable which is ok since it only comes into action when there is a slave drive present, and also controles the HDD LED. Must get a new one anyways. Was planning one of those nice round ones... Any one know if you can get round SCSI cables with the connectors for CD-ROMS???
Thanks to everyone for your help anyway.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Baldwin_James at emc.com [mailto:Baldwin_James at emc.com]
> Sent: 15 April 2002 08:09
> To: Richard Dunphy; ilug at linux.ie> Subject: RE: [ILUG] [slightly - OT] Hardware problems..
>>> To me,
>> Looks like the dodgy Redmond CD was the entire issue. El
> torrito on a SCSI
> CDROM(SCSI CDROM is bootable by controller default) initiates
> well before
> the IDE bootstrap regardless of BIOS bootup priority. So for
> example, if
> you have a boot sequence of FLOPPY, IDE, CDROM, it will be
> overridden by a
> bootable CD in a SCSI CDROM. Only way this doesnt happen is
> if your SCSI
> Controller doesnt have a BIOS or you turnoff bootable LUNs.
>>>> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dunphy Richard-rdunph01 [mailto:Rik.Dunphy at motorola.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 10:12 PM
> To: Irish Linux UG (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] [slightly - OT] Hardware problems..
>>> > Try testing the system with the SCSI card out of the system
> so that it
> > either boots from IDE0 or the Floppy. I think I saw
> something similar
> > with an Iwill SCSI adaptor last year. As far as I remember, it was a
> > boot conflict (as both the IDE and the SCSI expected to be
> > booted first
> > (even with the BIOS set)) that stopped the machine from
> > booting but I'd
> > have to check.
>> Unfortunately if I take the SCSI card out then I have no
> CD/DVD device to
> install stuff with.
>> Anyway - I now have the harddrive working - it's just getting SuSE to
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