Subject: Re: wdc* at sb?
To: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Brian C. Grayson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/15/1998 22:47:58
Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Chris Jones wrote:
> : Based on a quick reading of the GENERIC i386 config file, NetBSD currently
> : has no support for drive controllers attached to sound cards. Is this
> : correct? Is there any chance of getting such support at any time in the
> : future? How difficult would it be?
> Assuming the controller is a `real' IDE controller, and you know the
> I/O port and IRQ, try changing the wdc1 definition to:
A recent CD-ROM came with an ISA IDE interface card. I used
it as an IDE controller for hard disk drives under NetBSD with no
problems. I set wdc1 to 0x170 irq 15. So the sound-card one
will probably work fine.
Looking at the card, it contains only 4 chips -- 3 74LS
series 50-cent chips, and a simple PAL to generate enable
signals. Is this all that is really needed for a `real' IDE
controller, or at least one that works with the PIO modes?
Brian Grayson (email@example.com)
Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
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