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The HDD is not accessible by the operating system Digital UNIX during boot At console mode, the "show device" command does not show it in the list of devices. What is the problem? The DEC part no is RZ2CC-KA and the capacity is 4550MB; the interface is SCSI

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  • odwarneo Feb 27, 2009

    The stated solution is actually mandatory preliminaries that were properly configured yet the problem still occurred. Every other setting was correct. Any way I discovered the problem to be the SCSI interface cable from the motherboard to the HDD. I used another cable and the problem was solved. Thanks a lot for your input!

  • odwarneo Feb 27, 2009

    Actually the stated solution is a mandatory prerequisite that was properly set and configured yet the problem still occurred. Anyway I discovered that the problem was the SCSI interface cable from the motherboard to the drive. I used another one and the problem was solved. Thanks a lot for your input.

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Incorrect Jumper setting (SCSI ID)
Each device on the card/controller cable must have unique ID and must be of the proper type for the card/controller...although some like 50-pin SCSI I and II Are interchangeable, larger, newer drives using Ultra, Ultra-Wide and Differential technologies are not.

Typically the controller is set at 7 or 15, so each attached device (CDROM, HDD, Scanner, Plotter, Tape, etc is allowed to use 0-6 or 0-14 depending on controller type.

Doublecheck that you are not trying to use SCSI-Fast, Wide or Ultra controller with the wrong type/technology drive or (gasp) Differential (used mostly for Tape, Robots, Jukeboxes and CD or DVD Arrays) The others won't work... Diff will smoke the drive.

Good Luck!


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