PowerMac alternates sata port every reboot
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    matt3
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    Just got Morphos running on the PM. Every time I reboot the Mac I have to switch the SATA port.

    This is crazy anyone have any ideas?
  • »27.03.21 - 21:52
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    jacadcaps
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    matt3 wrote:
    Just got Morphos running on the PM. Every time I reboot the Mac I have to switch the SATA port.

    This is crazy anyone have any ideas?


    Sounds like misconfigured OpenFirmware env variables to me.
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    matt3
    Posts: 364 from 2004/2/10
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    jacadcaps wrote:
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    matt3 wrote:
    Just got Morphos running on the PM. Every time I reboot the Mac I have to switch the SATA port.

    This is crazy anyone have any ideas?


    Sounds like misconfigured OpenFirmware env variables to me.


    Should I just reset the firmware? Or should I just look into the variables?

    I did a bit of searching and didn't find a good resource for the firmware, do you recommend a source for it?
  • »27.03.21 - 23:02
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    matt3
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    Reset nvram and reset all and that seemed to fix the problem for a few reboots.

    Now it is back to the same routine.


    [ Edited by matt3 27.03.2021 - 18:02 ]
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    ernsteiswuerfel
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    Hmm, I remember having a similar problem with an SSD seemingly not being fully compatible to old G5 SATA-1 controller. A Samsung SSD Pro/Evo (?), don't remember which exact model it was. On the MorphOS side swapping around seemed to work for some time, on Linux I got SATA bus errors and r/w errors after some time... After I switched to some Sandisk SSD Plus (series recommended here in the forum several times) this problem disappeared completely.
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  • »29.03.21 - 00:19
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    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Hmm, I remember having a similar problem with an SSD seemingly not being fully compatible to old G5 SATA-1 controller. A Samsung SSD Pro/Evo (?), don't remember which exact model it was. On the MorphOS side swapping around seemed to work for some time, on Linux I got SATA bus errors and r/w errors after some time... After I switched to some Sandisk SSD Plus (series recommended here in the forum several times) this problem disappeared completely.


    Does Morphos support any modern 3rd party SATA controller supporting modern speeds?

    [ Edited by matt3 29.03.2021 - 19:03 ]
  • »30.03.21 - 00:00
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    Zetec-s
    Posts: 122 from 2008/7/10
    From: Cheshire, UK
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    matt3 wrote:
    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Hmm, I remember having a similar problem with an SSD seemingly not being fully compatible to old G5 SATA-1 controller. A Samsung SSD Pro/Evo (?), don't remember which exact model it was. On the MorphOS side swapping around seemed to work for some time, on Linux I got SATA bus errors and r/w errors after some time... After I switched to some Sandisk SSD Plus (series recommended here in the forum several times) this problem disappeared completely.


    Does Morphos support any 3rd party SATA controllers?


    Taken from https://www.morphos-team.net/hardware;

    SiI3x12 two-port cards
    SiI3x14 four-port cards
    SiI3132 PCI Express SATA controllers
    On-board SATA on X5000
    On-board SATA on PowerMac G5
    PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5Ghz/2GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    Powerbook 1.67Ghz/1.5GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    MacMini 1.5Ghz/1GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    Efika 5200B 400Mhz/128MB MorphOS 2.3 Registered
  • »30.03.21 - 00:02
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    matt3
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    Thanks Zetec, so only the old stuff. Too bad no modern fast controllers.

    Quote:

    Zetec-s wrote:
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Hmm, I remember having a similar problem with an SSD seemingly not being fully compatible to old G5 SATA-1 controller. A Samsung SSD Pro/Evo (?), don't remember which exact model it was. On the MorphOS side swapping around seemed to work for some time, on Linux I got SATA bus errors and r/w errors after some time... After I switched to some Sandisk SSD Plus (series recommended here in the forum several times) this problem disappeared completely.


    Does Morphos support any 3rd party SATA controllers?


    Taken from https://www.morphos-team.net/hardware;

    SiI3x12 two-port cards
    SiI3x14 four-port cards
    SiI3132 PCI Express SATA controllers
    On-board SATA on X5000
    On-board SATA on PowerMac G5




    [ Edited by matt3 29.03.2021 - 19:06 ]
  • »30.03.21 - 00:05
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Zetec-s
    Posts: 122 from 2008/7/10
    From: Cheshire, UK
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    Thanks Zetec, so only the old stuff. Too bad no modern fast controllers.

    Quote:

    Zetec-s wrote:
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Hmm, I remember having a similar problem with an SSD seemingly not being fully compatible to old G5 SATA-1 controller. A Samsung SSD Pro/Evo (?), don't remember which exact model it was. On the MorphOS side swapping around seemed to work for some time, on Linux I got SATA bus errors and r/w errors after some time... After I switched to some Sandisk SSD Plus (series recommended here in the forum several times) this problem disappeared completely.


    Does Morphos support any 3rd party SATA controllers?


    Taken from https://www.morphos-team.net/hardware;

    SiI3x12 two-port cards
    SiI3x14 four-port cards
    SiI3132 PCI Express SATA controllers
    On-board SATA on X5000
    On-board SATA on PowerMac G5





    What SSD are you using? I believe I read it was a OWC, but which model?

    I've just fitted a OWC Mercury Electra 3G in my G5 PCIe and its working perfectly under MorphOS.
    PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5Ghz/2GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    Powerbook 1.67Ghz/1.5GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    MacMini 1.5Ghz/1GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    Efika 5200B 400Mhz/128MB MorphOS 2.3 Registered
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    matt3
    Posts: 364 from 2004/2/10
    Quote:

    Zetec-s wrote:
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    Thanks Zetec, so only the old stuff. Too bad no modern fast controllers.

    Quote:

    Zetec-s wrote:
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Hmm, I remember having a similar problem with an SSD seemingly not being fully compatible to old G5 SATA-1 controller. A Samsung SSD Pro/Evo (?), don't remember which exact model it was. On the MorphOS side swapping around seemed to work for some time, on Linux I got SATA bus errors and r/w errors after some time... After I switched to some Sandisk SSD Plus (series recommended here in the forum several times) this problem disappeared completely.


    Does Morphos support any 3rd party SATA controllers?


    Taken from https://www.morphos-team.net/hardware;

    SiI3x12 two-port cards
    SiI3x14 four-port cards
    SiI3132 PCI Express SATA controllers
    On-board SATA on X5000
    On-board SATA on PowerMac G5





    What SSD are you using? I believe I read it was a OWC, but which model?

    I've just fitted a OWC Mercury Electra 3G in my G5 PCIe and its working perfectly under MorphOS.



    I bought a OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G.
  • »30.03.21 - 00:32
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    Zetec-s
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    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    Quote:

    Zetec-s wrote:
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    Thanks Zetec, so only the old stuff. Too bad no modern fast controllers.

    Quote:

    Zetec-s wrote:
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote:
    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Hmm, I remember having a similar problem with an SSD seemingly not being fully compatible to old G5 SATA-1 controller. A Samsung SSD Pro/Evo (?), don't remember which exact model it was. On the MorphOS side swapping around seemed to work for some time, on Linux I got SATA bus errors and r/w errors after some time... After I switched to some Sandisk SSD Plus (series recommended here in the forum several times) this problem disappeared completely.


    Does Morphos support any 3rd party SATA controllers?


    Taken from https://www.morphos-team.net/hardware;

    SiI3x12 two-port cards
    SiI3x14 four-port cards
    SiI3132 PCI Express SATA controllers
    On-board SATA on X5000
    On-board SATA on PowerMac G5





    What SSD are you using? I believe I read it was a OWC, but which model?

    I've just fitted a OWC Mercury Electra 3G in my G5 PCIe and its working perfectly under MorphOS.



    I bought a OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G.



    I think that might be your issue as OWC seem to recommend using a 3G on a Power Mac G5.
    PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5Ghz/2GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    Powerbook 1.67Ghz/1.5GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    MacMini 1.5Ghz/1GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
    Efika 5200B 400Mhz/128MB MorphOS 2.3 Registered
  • »30.03.21 - 00:45
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