Summary: probe-scsi hangs on sparc 10

From: Martin Meadows (
Date: Fri Oct 27 2000 - 10:21:24 CDT

Before I get too swamped with replies I want to summarize
this. I found that when we powered down & unplugged the
external drive our probe-scsi command worked fine. I
guess we have a bad external drive...

Here's the original post:
> The probe-scsi command is hanging on one of our old sparc 10's.
> There is a single internal 1 gig drive & a single external 2
> gig drive on this system. Is this an indication that we have
> a problem with the scsi card?

I received responses from:

From: Darren Dunham
From: Dan Robb
From: Dan Sweet
From: Stuart, Reggie

Everybody suggested I do the following:

OK> setenv auto-boot? false
OK> reset
OK> probe-scsi

OK> setenv auto-boot? true
OK> (reset or boot)

I did the reset as suggested and found that
it made no difference. Progress came when we
removed the external drive.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions & the quick


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