wanted: WD7000-FASST jumper settings

wanted: WD7000-FASST jumper settings

Post by Craig Sande » Mon, 12 Jun 1995 04:00:00



I've got a second hand WD7000-FASST SCSI host adaptor with no documentation.

I want to get it working with Linux, but am having difficulties.  Not
knowing what the card is set for (IRQ, DMA, address, etc) is a real
pain.

Can anyone out there help me with the jumper settings for this card?

I've figured out that W6 is used to enable/disable the floppy
controller.

One thing that I'd like to know is whether the terminator resistors
on the board need to be pulled out for an external device, OR for an
internal device.  There's a jumper "W5" right next to the resistors...is
this to enable/disable the termination on the board?  or for something else
entirely.

I've already tried www.wdc.com and ftp.wdc.com - it seems that they're
only interested in providing information on their new stuff.

Any help would be appreciated.

Craig

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wanted: WD7000-FASST jumper settings

Post by Andrew Gabrie » Tue, 13 Jun 1995 04:00:00




Quote:

> I've got a second hand WD7000-FASST SCSI host adaptor with no documentation.

> I want to get it working with Linux, but am having difficulties.  Not
> knowing what the card is set for (IRQ, DMA, address, etc) is a real
> pain.

> Can anyone out there help me with the jumper settings for this card?

Jumpers - W1  IRQ select 3,4,5,7,9 (not normally used)
          W2  Jumpers 1-3  DMA channel 7,6,5 (default 6, middle jumper)
              Jumpers 4-6  must be set same as jumpers 1-3
              Jumpers 7-11 IRQ select 15,14,12,11,10 (default 15)
          W3  I/O Port Address
              Considering all jumpers fitted to be 300h, then:
              Removal of jumper 1 adds 008h
              Removal of jumper 2 adds 010h
              Removal of jumper 3 adds 020h
              Removal of jumper 4 adds 040h
              Removal of jumper 5 adds 080h
              Default is 350h (on off on off on).
              Manual actually does not show 300h (all jumpers on)
              or 3f8h (all jumpers off) as being valid, although
              all other combinations are.
          W4  ROM bios address; default is last jumper only = ce00h
          W5  Jumpered means host provides termination power
          W6 & W9
              Fitting jumpers disables on-board floppy controller.
Remaining jumpers only on later boards:
          W98 Bios enable. Remove jumper on second and subsequent WD7000
              adaptors in same PC.
          W99 ROM size
          W200 & W201
              Type of floppy (W200 for first drive, W201 for second).
              Jumpered on pins 1&2 is for PS/2 type high speed drives;
              Jumpered on pins 2&3 is for normal floppy drives.

You must not change W1, W2, W3, W99 if you are using the on-board bios,
according to the manual.

Although the board is now some 3 years out of production, driver software
is still sold. You don't need it simply for one (or maybe 2?) SCSI hard
disc drives on a PC, but I suspect you will for CD-ROM, MO, and some
other OS's. Linux and Sun's Interactive Unix come with native drivers
for the card too.

Quote:> One thing that I'd like to know is whether the terminator resistors
> on the board need to be pulled out for an external device, OR for an
> internal device.  There's a jumper "W5" right next to the resistors...is
> this to enable/disable the termination on the board?  or for something else
> entirely.

You have to remove the termintor resistor packs to disable. This is only
necessary if both internal AND external SCSI devices are connected.

Disclaimer: no liability accepted for any errors, which are more than
likely...

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wanted: WD7000-FASST jumper settings

Post by F. Robert Fal » Tue, 13 Jun 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>I've got a second hand WD7000-FASST SCSI host adaptor with no documentation.

>Can anyone out there help me with the jumper settings for this card?

Craig, look around on FTP sites and BBSs (I know it's there in AUS) for a file
called THEREF43.ZIP.  It a reference I did that lists specs on HDs, Controllers,
Floppies, and Opticals.  I added a section with some card layouts and setups,
and the WD7000 was one of them (I have 2 of them).  I'm working on a WWW
version/site right now, but it's an enormous task being done in spare time.

-bob-
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wanted: WD7000-FASST jumper settings

Post by Whitesi » Thu, 15 Jun 1995 04:00:00


: I've got a second hand WD7000-FASST SCSI host adaptor with no documentation.

I also have one of these card which I am trying to use to control a
segate 100Mb SCSI-1 drive.

I can get it working as a second drive using an IDE drive as the first,
but it refuses to boot when the IDE is disabled. The software I have for
it reports the drive is ID0 and is bootable and I have tried using SYS
and Norton Disktools to make it bootable.

When it boots the screen goes blank and the monitor looses sync and the
machine hangs!

Help!!!

Liam
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1. SLS 1.03 a1.3 boot - hangs after detecting WD7000 FASST

Hello out there,

maybe someone can help me with a problem booting/installing SLS on a PC
I recently acquired. The machine has the following specs:

           386/25MHz CPU (no 387 coprocessor!)
           640K Base, 7128M Extended memory
           Paradise VGA
           Wd8003E Network Card (IRQ5, IO 300h)
           WD7000 FASST SCSI Controller (ROM Bios Version 3.36)
           148 (formatted) Meg HD (brand unknown, probably CDC/Seagate 94161-155)
           Phoenix 80386 ROM Bios Plus (possibly with "Nixdorf enhancements"
                 as this is a "Nixdorf 8810 M75" PC Clone)

There is currently only one 32M dos partition on the disk, everything else
is not yet partitioned.

When booting with the a1.3 disk of the latest SLS, the system gets past
the sound card detection sequence, then the lines

WD7000 detected
WD7000 initialized

appear and the system hangs.

Using boot and root images for Linux 0.99.pl8 and trying to boot, I get
a similar behaviour. The system boot looks like this:

Loading.......................................................

(clears screen)
ttys0 at 0x03f8 (irq=4) is a 16450                                         EGAc
ttys1 at 0x02f8 (irq=3) is a 16450
ttys2 at 0x03e8 (irq=4) is a 16450
8 virtual consoles
lp_init: lp1 exists (0)
                 lp2 exists (0)
No Logitech bus mouse detected.
No PS/2 type pointing device detected.
No Microsoft bus mouse detected.
Memory: 7356k/8192k available (356k kernel, 384k reserved, 96k data)
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
floppy: unexpected interrupt
sock_init: initializing family 1 (AF_UNIX)
WD 7000-FASST detected.
wd7000fasst_init: controller initialized.
 *** READ CAPACITY ***

After that, the system hangs (but still reacts to ctl-alt-del). If it is
left alone, it will activate the screen saver, but otherwise nothing more
happens.

Does anybody know what is happening here and how I might circumvent the
problem? Thanx in advance for any help.

So long,
Martin
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