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Richard
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      12-25-2005, 03:16 PM
Happy Christmas everyone!

One or two here may recall the recent thread "Cases to take a quad Tyan
board" Well I finally got the machine delivered ten days ago and it was
plunged straight into working on a large job...the speed of it made a
huge difference! However the firm that put it together said that I
would need to re-install the operating systems on this dual boot XP32
and XP64 system as they had in error NOT been placed on the "0" drive!
It has to be said that whilst some Photoshop operations were really fast
there were some strange things happening that I was not happy about.

Yesterday I altered the boot.ini file to get XP32 to use 3GB of the 6G's
of installed ram, however on re-booting, although Windows got to the
start screen without any difficulty the button to let me go on would not
function.....safe mode did not help and I was stuck. This then seemed
like a pretty good excuse for re-installing both OS's on the correct
drive<G> OK that is the brief history.

This system uses the Tyan S2895 board and has four Seagate SCSI 15K 320
drives and one large SATA drive. I started up with the XP Pro 32 CD in
the drive and was surprised that when I got to where I would choose
where I wanted to place the OS to be only offered the SATA drive, none
of the other drives was showing up although at boot up these were seen.

I then disconnected all the drives apart from the SCSI drive to force
the system to find the drive. I had removed the jumpers so that it
would be treated as the "0" drive. Previously none of the drives had
been jumpered as the "0" drive. The drive was correctly seen at boot up
time as the "0" drive but when I got to the drive selection part no
drives were showing up! Please guys if you have the stomach for
computer issues today please can you give me some advise as to how I
should continue?

Many thanks

Richard
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      12-25-2005, 11:01 PM
Richard <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Happy Christmas everyone!
>


Hi Richard & Merry Christmas

> One or two here may recall the recent thread "Cases to take a quad
> Tyan board" Well I finally got the machine delivered ten days ago


So who supplied the machine & for how much? Curious as I will be going for
one sometime soon.

> This system uses the Tyan S2895 board and has four Seagate SCSI 15K
> 320 drives and one large SATA drive. I started up with the XP Pro 32
> CD in the drive and was surprised that when I got to where I would
> choose where I wanted to place the OS to be only offered the SATA
> drive, none of the other drives was showing up although at boot up
> these were seen.
> I then disconnected all the drives apart from the SCSI drive to force
> the system to find the drive. I had removed the jumpers so that it
> would be treated as the "0" drive. Previously none of the drives had
> been jumpered as the "0" drive. The drive was correctly seen at boot
> up time as the "0" drive but when I got to the drive selection part no
> drives were showing up! Please guys if you have the stomach for
> computer issues today please can you give me some advise as to how I
> should continue?



Really basic question but you are hitting F6 at the appropriate point when
booting from CD to load the SCSI drivers, arent you?

S. Althaf


 
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      12-26-2005, 12:21 AM
In his posting of Sun, 25 Dec 2005, Clueless writes
>Richard <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Happy Christmas everyone!
>>

>
>Hi Richard & Merry Christmas
>
>> One or two here may recall the recent thread "Cases to take a quad
>> Tyan board" Well I finally got the machine delivered ten days ago

>
>So who supplied the machine & for how much? Curious as I will be going for
>one sometime soon.


Hello!

It was supplied by Vadim Computers. Very nice people to deal with and
kept one informed all the way through, however on a 5.5UKP machine
inclusive of vat I really would have expected that they would have got
the OS on the right B drive and not expected me to put it right!

>
>> This system uses the Tyan S2895 board and has four Seagate SCSI 15K
>> 320 drives and one large SATA drive. I started up with the XP Pro 32
>> CD in the drive and was surprised that when I got to where I would
>> choose where I wanted to place the OS to be only offered the SATA
>> drive, none of the other drives was showing up although at boot up
>> these were seen.
>> I then disconnected all the drives apart from the SCSI drive to force
>> the system to find the drive. I had removed the jumpers so that it
>> would be treated as the "0" drive. Previously none of the drives had
>> been jumpered as the "0" drive. The drive was correctly seen at boot
>> up time as the "0" drive but when I got to the drive selection part no
>> drives were showing up! Please guys if you have the stomach for
>> computer issues today please can you give me some advise as to how I
>> should continue?

>
>
>Really basic question but you are hitting F6 at the appropriate point when
>booting from CD to load the SCSI drivers, arent you?


I thought that this was only necessary if it was not a run of the mill
controller.

I have got out the CD for the M board and tried to work out what I need
from it but everything I do causes one error or the other. I wonder if
there should have been a supplied floppy with the appropriate stuff on
it for this board?

Can you or anyone assist with this? My proper e-mail address is
available on request<G>

Cheers

Richard

>
>S. Althaf
>
>


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Richard
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      12-26-2005, 01:15 AM
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>>
>>Really basic question but you are hitting F6 at the appropriate point when
>>booting from CD to load the SCSI drivers, arent you?

>
>I thought that this was only necessary if it was not a run of the mill
>controller.
>
>I have got out the CD for the M board and tried to work out what I need
>from it but everything I do causes one error or the other. I wonder
>if there should have been a supplied floppy with the appropriate stuff
>on it for this board?
>
>Can you or anyone assist with this? My proper e-mail address is
>available on request<G>
>
>Cheers
>
>Richard
>
>>
>>S. Althaf
>>
>>

>


I'm really struggling with this. Using the stuff off the CD or
downloaded from the Tyan site I get an error message textsetup.oem
caused an unexpected error (1024) at line 1747 in d: xpsprtm base boot
setup oemdisk.c

(please note that my mini keyboards do not have a backslash so where the
spaces are there is a BS!)

Any ideas folk?

Cheers

Richard
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      12-26-2005, 03:10 AM
In his posting of Mon, 26 Dec 2005, Richard writes
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>Any ideas folk?
>
>Cheers
>
>Richard



I'm struggling no longer, well at least not on getting XP 32 on the
drive I want...all was down to a bad floppy disk!.

I want this to be a dual boot machine with XP 64 as well as XP 32. I
had rather anticipated that I would be given the option during
installation of XP32 abut no. However I did partition the drive in two
for this so perhaps I can just go ahead and load up 64 next. Any
guidance would be most gratefully received<BG>

Cheers

Richard
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