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Re: Future Domain controller

>>>>> "I" == Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> wrote:

  I> I have an old PC that I want to Debianize.  It has a Future
  I> Domain ISA SCSI controller.  The exact model is the TMC-1680.
  I> The disks are some crufty old DEC RZ23's that I salvaged from some
  I> DECstations.

  I> The DOS device drivers distributed with the controller will
  I> recognize and access these drives.  The kernel on the Debian
  I> rescue disk that I tried (modification date of 1997-03-25 for the
  I> disk image) finds the Future Domain controller but times out
  I> waiting for a response from the drives.  Eventually it declares
  I> that no devices were found.

Turns out it was an interrupt conflict and not the controller's
interactions with the disks.  I had inserted an ethernet card to do
the conversion to Linux and I didn't pay close enough attention to the
IRQ settings.  The ethernet card was set to the same IRQ as the SCSI

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