Quicksilver and Adaptec 29160N

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by neonart, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. neonart macrumors 65816

    neonart

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    #1
    Well, I upgraded my G4 DP500 to a Quicksilver 733 I was able to weasel from my shop.
    I transfered my drives and PCI cards including my Adaptec SCSI 29160N card and IBM SCSI drive.
    Only thing is that now the machine refuses to boot into X!
    Adaptec's read me (in 9) says there is a fix for this, but their article is nowhere in their site!!!
    Does anyone have an idea what's up, or a fix for this wackiness?
    Your help is deeply appreciated.
     
  2. neonart thread starter macrumors 65816

    neonart

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    And Adaptec says...

    Apparently, Quicksilvers will not startup from a drive connected to a PCI card if they are forcefully rebooted or if a firmware update is done. Adaptec suggested the following wich worked very good. I just hope I don't have to do this twice a week. :rolleyes:

    Restart your system , as soon as the screen goes black hold down the following 4 keys
    all at the same time

    Command(Open Apple) _- Option - _o - f

    up should pop a white screen saying Welcome to Open Firmware..."
    at the prompt type

    printenv

    a list of items should come up, look for fcode-debug? is it set to false false
    if so type

    setenv _fcode-debug? true

    at the next _prompt type and verify it is now true false

    printenv

    at the next _prompt type
    mac-boot
     

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