[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 
http://www.ramelectronics.net/computer-parts/scsi/scsi-adapters/hd68/hd68-hd50-scsi-adapter-sm026a/prodSM026A.html 
(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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