[CentOS] Adaptec SCSI Card 2930LP supported by CentOS 5.x?
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Nov 16 17:56:36 UTC 2009
Rainer Duffner wrote:
> Except that nowadays, some cheap desktop-motherboards may not know how
> to enable booting from such a card.
I seriously doubt a SCSI card with a 50 pin (max 10 or 20MB/sec?)
external connector is going to be used as a boot device. more likely,
this is for some older tape class device like a DAT.
btw, the original poster should know, you can convert wide (68 pin) SCSI
to narrow (50 pin) SCSI with a 'half-terminator' cable adapter, such as
(random google hit, I know nothing of this vendor)...
this terminates the top half of the scsi BUS and passes the low half
through. All SCSI controllers support narrow devices by design.
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