New Subject (not about moving the lug)

Cyber Source peter at
Mon Mar 25 09:42:15 EST 2002

Hello Dege,
Thanks for the info. After I ran "insmod sd_mod", it picks up the drive, 
however, on reboot, it looses it again. What do I need to do to have 
that automatically load?

Robert Dege wrote:

>You say you're timid about working on this system.  I assume that's
>because it's some sort of inportant server.  So 1st, make a backup of the
>system, either via network, tar, tape, cd-burner, etc.  I would personally
>stay away from upgrading the machine.  That's seems to have a higher
>percentage of failing &|| causing problems then to work with getting the
>SCSI Drive identified.
>First things first.  During the SCSI POST, is the Drive found?  If not,
>then you should dbl-check your connections, terminations & id assignement.
>Second, once linux is finished booting, do `dmesg | more`.  See what's
>getting identified upon boot.  You said that the SCSI is found.  Are any
>devices found or attached?
>If you're kernel is a Mandrake stock kernel, then you're most likely
>working with modules.
>SCSI support - scsi_mod.o
>SCSI Card - (depends upon card)
>SCSI HDD - sd_mod.o
>You can do an `lsmod` to see what modules are currently loaded.  Most
>likely, you just need to `insmod sd_mod` to tell linux to support SCSI
>Finally, you can `cd /proc/scsi`.  This will tell you what the kernel sees
>in relation to anything SCSI on your system.
>So Many Things in Life Would Be Really Funny
>.... If They Weren't Happening To Me

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