Started by AP, September 21, 2023, 11:39:47 PM
Quote from: AP on October 23, 2023, 02:14:21 PMBy the way, I used this driver.EIDE and ATAPI Device Controller (v4.03)From the driver floppy image.
Primary/Secondary(Dual) EIDE/ATAPI Device Controller (v4.03)
Quote from: AP on October 22, 2023, 06:12:29 PMI used oracle VirtualBox on a Mac. I used the virtual IDE controller: PIIX4.
cd /usr/Devices/EIDE.configmore EIDE_PIIX.table
Quote from: AP on December 18, 2023, 11:42:31 PMSo I would be able to add the device ID for the Promise TX2 to the EIDE Driver?With a CF card, it will probably be quite fast for the OS, even with the limited bandwidth? Or am I wrong...
Quote from: AP on December 20, 2023, 09:46:42 PMHmm, this is no good. I don't have much in the way of SCSI. I don't necessarily mind an HDD, but prefer not to. And I don't have one anyway.This IRQ resource thing, is this something I'd have to set up in BIOS, or is it automatic?
Quote from: AP on December 21, 2023, 12:04:30 PMWell I might just try to squeeze a 2940UW in there. I have a Adaptec 29160? Would that work?SCSI cards are cheap, but I really don't want to use a mechanical HDD, and adapters for SCSI to any other protocol are expensive, and egregiously so.EDIT:I wasn't kidding. Doing some research. I can get a SCSI card for like 20 bucks. Hard to find even a cheap mechanical drive (I'm sure I could find one locally), but I don't want to deal with possibly failing or noisy drives. I'd splurge on a SCSI SD solution, but they seem rather slow. Is 8-10 MB/s read/write fast for OpenStep? If that is a good speed, should I go with ZuluSCSI or BlueSCSI, or try to find a SCSI2SD?My board IDE is provided by a JMicron controller. If my Promise card can fall back on those IRQs, how slow would it be?What drivers are out there for IDE cards/controllers? I went with the Promise card because I was setting up BeOS and they have a driver for it. They also have a generic replacement driver. The 2940UW is also supported by BeOS.I apologize if that is an obnoxious amount of questions.EDIT 2:I really think I prefer to use the Promise card, if I can make the attempt. How would I go about doing that? I think I am OK with slower speeds. I only have 3 pci slots to work with, 1 with IDE card, 1 with sound card, and 1 with Ethernet card. (Unless there is a pci-e x4 or x1 ethernet card I can use).Any chance of me using developers' tools on a VM or some other method to write a driver for the promise card? Any possibility to port a driver?