''SCSI drive blues'' .....gurus only
Posted on 1998-04-05
I built the following:
Global motherboard, Cyrix MMXPR200 M2, 32 meg edo ram, Sony IDE 8X CD-ROM,COMPAQ 32-bit fast-wide scsi-2/P controller using 50 pin cable to Seagate Hawk 5.1 scsi hard drive. BIOS is american megatrends AMIBIOS 7/15/95. All purchased within a month.
SCSI PCI Compaq card is found by the BIOS as PCI slot 3 SCSI: IRQ 11
BIOS setup in "standard" as no hard drives installed. Setting in, "Advance" 1st boot scsi. 2nd boot floppy. 3rd & 4th boot disable.
Using win95 boot diskette with the following installed. CD-ROM drivers installed and lines to find the scsi card and cd-rom installed.
SCSI card driver loaded is Compaq's FWS2ASPI version 4.05. the following is displayed as the computer boots..... controller 0 found in expansion slot 3 SCSI ID 0, LUN0 ---Seagate st15230W SUN4.2G
Next the cd-rom boots (next line in config.sys)
Once in A: I type fdisk and enter, I set primary dos partition and logical dos partition each with 2047 Mbytes for total 4095.
Here is my problem.....I don't know how to install an OS whether it is WIN95, DOS, or what I'm building the PC for....Novell 3.12.
The PC sees both fix and logical partitions in Fdisk's--"display Partition information" but when back at the A:\ prompt I can switch from a: to C:, and c: comes up as the CD-ROM, not the hard drive/fixed disk.
To me it has been a challege......how do I get the software such as WIN95 or DOS to recognize the fix scsi hard drive so I can load the OS without the boot diskette? I've ran out of ideas....been to many chat rooms but no one knows what I'm doing wrong or right. HELP!!!!! Everyone keeps saying ADAPTEC but for me is too late I've purchased the compaq controller.