I have a 486DX-50 machie with an EISA mother board. The system has a
DTC 3290HD (cached) EISA SCSI controller with an Maxtor 340Meg
harddrive and Tosihia CDROM drive. I also have Intel EtherExpress
Card and am running WFWG 3.1.1
I tried to boot my system using the boot disk made from the boot
image "SCSINET" and another boot disk from the image "SCSI". In each
case I got the same result. The program appears to be sending code to
the SCSI controller and is not receiving the answer it wants so it
gets hung in this loop of continually polling the controller.
I tried both of these boot disks on a ISA system with a Adaptec 1542
controller and it they worked fine. They sensed the controller, but
didn't seem to sense the network card. ( This system has a Intel
EtherExpress Flash Card). So I must assume that the boot disk are
I must therefore assume that the boot program cannot sense a DTC3290
controller or a Intel EtherExpress network card. In previous posts
others indicated that they were able to get the DTC card to work if
it was properly configured. I also read in the HOW-TO for SCSI that
it was possible to write a device driver for the DTC, but the LINUX
community could not because of disclosure problems.
I communicated with DTC and they indicated that the required info
could be supplied if the driver was placed on their BBS. One solution
to this problem maybe to agree to their requirements, get the info,
write the device driver and then place it on their BBS. In the future
when someone a has DTC controller he could be referred to this BBS to
get the driver. This driver will not be included with the normal
distribution but in the install documentation there will be an
indication of this driver.
If I canbe of some help let me know. I do have vested interest since
I would like to use LINUX on my system.
If I am doing something wrong and there is solution to this problem
using the present boot software and some adjustment to the DTC
controller, please let me know.
Thank you for your time