Subject: Re: scsi card
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Dustin Sallings <email@example.com>
Date: 04/20/1996 23:38:25
On Sat, 20 Apr 1996, Michael L. VanLoon -- HeadCandy.com wrote:
// So, buy a new motherboard and plug your CPU into it. :-) A CPU-less
// motherboard with PCI or VLB could probably be gotten for less than
// $100 in Computer Shopper.
Right, but networks aren't fun without lots of machines. I intend
to buy another machine, and have this one too.
// Assuming you don't chose that route, you need either an Adaptec 1542,
// or a BusLogic BT545 (their equivelant of the 1542). Both are ISA bus
// cards. Which also means that, for the time being, anyway, NetBSD
// isn'g going to let you use more than 16MB of RAM with them. That will
// be fixed Some Day.
What's the deal with the 16MB thing?
// I agree. That's why I said be careful. I'm skeptical that you will
// find anything as good as a BusLogic or Adaptec controller. You may
// find several cheaper, but You Get What You Pay For...
Thanks to everyone for the SCSI info. I've played with some Macs,
Suns, and PCs (BSDI, NetBSD+$2k for getting rid of the source and modern
tools) with SCSI at work, and I'm amazed at how stuff just...works right.
The Unix/UUCP/Usenet and anything else that starts with a 'U' guy.
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