Adaptec 1542/Seagate ST-11200N
Posted on 1997-04-16
Having difficulty getting my Adaptec 1540CF/1542CF and my seagate ST11200N to talk with one another. When I run the ctrl-A to run the setup sw and run test host adapter, I get the following error:
"Buffer miscompare!!! Physical address 030B9Ah Offset: 35h"
It sounds like the hard drive is spinning up when I power on. But then things get stuck at that "Press Ctrl-A" for a few minutes before things move on and it requests a floppy disk with system. The red light on the adapter and the green light on the drive blink in unison every second or so.
The scsi cable has three connectors on it. The scsi cable is connected to the internal connector (not the fat one on the back). I've tried putting the HD on the middle one and on the end. I've tried changing the terminator power settings on the drive to options A, B, C. I've tried setting the drive to SCSI 1, 2, 4. Switch 5 on the adaptec is set to On (disable floppy) as I am using the IDE controller for the floppy disk. All other switches are off. I've tried variing the i/o port and the bios address. Tho perhaps not every permutation of those (6 x 6 = 36!) I'm stuck!