Subject: Re: Jaz/Zip drives (was Re: new 1.2BETA /i386 install floppies and kernels)
To: Rahim Azizarab <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jack Patton <email@example.com>
Date: 09/07/1996 15:26:45
On Sat, 7 Sep 1996, Rahim Azizarab wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Sep 1996, Jack Patton wrote:
> > Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 14:46:26 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: Jack Patton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: Rahim Azizarab <email@example.com>
> > Cc: Sean Berry <firstname.lastname@example.org>, port-i386@NetBSD.ORG
> > Subject: Re: Jaz/Zip drives (was Re: new 1.2BETA /i386 install floppies and kernels)
> > Is the parallel version supported under NetBSD 1.2BETA? I saw nothing
> > about it in CHANGES and poked around -current on ftp.netbsd.org and
> > couldn't find any mention of it. If it is supported, how do I get it to work?
> > Thanks....
> Well, I am finding out that it is not yet, but It is not terribly difficult
> to patch a driver togather from the existing code. You would open io port
> 378h. The rest is more or less like the scsi driver.
Perhaps the FreeBSD or Linux zip driver could be integrated into NetBSD.
Just a thought. I wish there was like a device-driver-porting-FAQ. I can
code, but device drivers are a little beyond me at the moment. I took a
stab at porting the FreeBSD Matsushita CD-ROM (matcd) driver without much