Powerbook G3 SCSI problem during install

Brian McKee besomethingelse at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 28 18:53:34 UTC 2004

Hi All
	I'm attempting to install Ubuntu to an external SCSI drive connected 
to a Mac Powerbook G3 (Lombard, bronze keyboard)
This machine has an internal IDE drive and a SCSI port on the rear.
The installer doesn't show the external drive for me to install to.
I'm *assuming* it's not finding the SCSI controller.
How do I prove this?

Yellow Dog linux (2.4.22 kernel) recognizes the drive just fine
(although I don't know if the YDL _installer_ does)
so I should be able to get this to work,
I'm just not sure where to start.

lsmod on the system when running YDL doesn't look anything
like the output of lsmod while the Ubuntu installer is running.

The output of dmesg under YDL that relates to SCSI follows:
> SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
> scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
> mesh: configured for synchronous 5 MB/s
> mesh: performing initial bus reset...
> scsi1 : MESH
> mesh: target 6 synchronous at 5.0 MB/s
>   Vendor: QUANTUM   Model: FIREBALL1280S     Rev: 630G
>   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Attached scsi disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
> SCSI device sda: 2503872 512-byte hdwr sectors (1282 MB)
>  sda: [mac] sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4

FWIW I have the preview release dated Sept 15th

Any suggestions appreciated,

Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else.

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