[lug] Problem with nStor NexStor 8Le

Paul Walmsley shag-blug at booyaka.com
Sat May 18 12:51:14 MDT 2002

On Sat, 18 May 2002, Rob Riggs wrote:

> The SCSI controller has to be set up to probe all LUNs of the nStor
> device. The actual storage device shows up on a different LUN.

Here's another thought, along these same lines:  Linux might not be
scanning the device LUNs itself.  I had a CMD-5440 external RAID box where
this bit me.

Try downloading and running the rescan-scsi-bus.sh script from
<http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/scsidev/>.  You may need to check the
output from 'dmesg' after rescan-scsi-bus.sh runs to see if it finds the

If it finds your external disk, then there's a kernel boot-time parameter
that you need to pass Linux to have it scan that particular LUN. (Its
exact name slips my mind at the moment, but if this turns out to be the
problem, and you can't find the kernel parameter name, drop me an E-mail

As an alternative, you can try rebuilding your kernel with
CONFIG_SCSI_MULTI_LUN enabled.  This is what I ended up doing and it
worked fine.

- Paul

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