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Re: FC-4 -- unhappy experiences



Am Sa, den 18.06.2005 schrieb Timothy Murphy um 0:41:

> >> BIOS Eval: ASUS P2B-LS ACPI BIOS Revision 1010
> >> Chipset:   Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3
> >> Superio:   Winbond 977TF rev 0 found at port 3F0h
> >> ==============================================
> > 
> > Ever considered a BIOS update?
> > 
> > ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Slot_I/INTEL_Chipset/i440BX/P2B-LS/
> > 
> > The BIOS for your motherboard model too updates the SCSI component
> > inside it.
> 
> I did actually update the SCSI BIOS fairly recently.

But you do not have the latest.

> It seems to me that the fault in the "official" kernels
> must be that they are trying to read from the disk
> before the driver is fully installed.
> 
> I notice that the driver takes quite a long time - perhaps 10 seconds -
> to find the two SCSI disks.

Within the SCSI BIOS it is possible to give the SCSI drives a command to
wakeup already in POST state. And you should switch off all non used
SCSI IDs.

> Timothy Murphy  

Alexander


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