[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

Paul Weissmann paul at doorslam.net
Thu Nov 13 14:28:44 CST 2003

Dave McGuire [mcguire at neurotica.com] wrote:
> On Thursday, November 13, 2003, at 04:43 AM, Paul Weissmann wrote:
> >By any chance - do you know if he made Ethenet boards and AT-disks to
> >work with it? There were patches floating around, but I was too lazy
> >to buy such a WD-Ethernet and try it for myself.
>   It is fairly trivial to get an IDE disk working on an RT.  Keep in 
> mind, all IDE is is an ISA bus interface...on the drive resides the 
> same electronics (logically) as a WD1003-ish hard disk 
> controller...same registers, addresses, etc.  Find a dumb ISA-bus IDE 
> adapter and that should work fine.  The programming interface for basic 
> IDE, the ESDI controller used in the RT, and the MFM controllers used 
> in x86 PeeCees are effectively the same at that level.

What kind of disks can I expect to work with this?

        - paul

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