SCSI trouble on a MicroVAX IIGPX

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Fri Feb 9 22:35:53 2001

On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, ajp166 wrote:

> From: Iggy Drougge <>
> >> of the interface to the media. It allows a MFM , EIDE or SCSI disk
> >> to look and work the same to the OS.
> >
> >Doesn't it on all platforms? I'm not certain about PC circumstances,
> >though. =)
> Compared MSCP IDE is primitive.

On the Amiga, IDE is transparent, accessed through scsi.device. Might be
confusing if you know you haven't got any SCSI devices, though. =)

> >I inserted the card in the same slot it was in before removal, but could
> >it have been inserted the wrong way?
> Well if the componenets are oriented like the rest of the boards you have
> it right.


> you sure it's pushed all the way in? Are you sure you didn't move it
> down one
> or over (across)? Did you insure you didn't accidently pull another card

All the slots are filled, so there wasn't much choice.

> out
> and not insert it all the way? Did you move and jumpers, switches
> inadvertantly?

No, I mainly took the card out, glanced at it, then proceeded to take the
drive on a tour through the house.

> It you flipped it over the all important smoke will escape and then you
> have problems.
> It's pretty hard to do that.

I can't recall any smoke either...

> >I don't suppose it would matter on which connector on the SCSI cable
> that
> >the RZ55 was connected?
> Not likely, assuming all the connectors were in good shape.

Got to love those paper tabs for pulling.

> >Hm, that depends on your background. ^_^;;
> As non PC minicomputers and workstations go it is.

In what way? The PC could be considered a simple architecture, too. Not
out a user's perspective, but the hardware design is simple, at least if
kept at a 1981 level.
Received on Fri Feb 09 2001 - 22:35:53 GMT

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