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I need your help --

First of all, I have two 16GB 80MB/S IBM SCSI hard drives (Type: DGHS) and an HP RAID adapter, plus the SCSI cable with built-in terminator. The two drives have adaptors on them, allowing the 80-pin RAID adaptor to connect with the 68-pin drives. Now for the questions:

- I need to know where to place the jumpers (do they need to match on the drives and the adaptors? 0 and 1, or 1 and 2? Auto Power-ON?)

- When my system boots up, the RAID adaptor is recognized, but the drives are not. So, the problem is with A) The jumpers, B) the 68 to 80-pin adaptors or C) the IBM drives.

This is all connected internally.

Any suggestions? I can provide more info on the hardware if necessary. I am planning on running SUSE Linux, but that shouldn't be an issue as my problem occurs at boot.

Your help is appreciated!
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Please respond quickly, and thanks a lot for your help!!

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