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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Nov 13 16:08:44 CST 2003

On Thursday, November 13, 2003, at 03:28 PM, 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?

   Older ones.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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