Re: Future Domain controller
>>>>> "I" == Douglas Bates <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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> 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