MO-Disk on PPC with 53C94 SCSI-chip

Giuliano Pochini pochini at
Thu Aug 19 22:45:46 EST 1999

>I have a LinuxPPC R5 system running on a PowerMac 7200 with the
>2.2.12pre8 kernel. 
>I can create a fs on the partiton, I can read/write from/to it. BUT,
>when I try to change the side of the media I get the same fs tree as 
>the first side.

Some removable medias don't tell Linux when you change the disk. The 
easies way to make it work is to try to mount the device before 
reinserting a new disk (you'll get some orrors of course... ignore 
them), so Linux notices you changed it.

>So I tried booting without media in to verify if it works on the clean
>way. This what the dmesg says:


Strange. I get a "READ CAPACITY failed, blah blah blah", but then all 
works fine.

[PMac 7300, MO Fujitsu 640MB on ext. SCSI bus]


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