Subject: Re: AHA 1740 driver: ahb0: host_stat 18
To: Sean Berry (most of the time) <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/1996 23:05:06
[EISA HP with a 1740...]

>It is my belief that this machine previously ran Netware.  It is an HP
>Vectra 486/25T, (modular memory and CPU boards), and it would appear the
>only way to access the bios is through a special boot floppy.  

I would suspect it's not "special" at all.  It's probably a standard
EISA Configuration Utility (ECU) that all EISA machines use (however
you have to use HP's version for an HP motherboard, most likely).
This is how EISA works.

>The 1740 does have a 'ctrl-a' bios as far as I can determine.  It has only
>one block of jumpers, that being a four jumper set, with no jumpers in

Your 1740 settings are done via the ECU.  Does this machine have a
user's manual?  This is all pretty basic stuff.

>Is it possible that the 1740 is set to look like a standard IDE (ST506?)
>interface at x1f0 and thus isn't acting like a 'real' 1740?

Doubtful...  I don't think they do that.

  Michael L. VanLoon                 
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