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Re: Wheee - Magnum 4000PC-50 almost on-line, I think. the hardware atlea

To: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: Wheee - Magnum 4000PC-50 almost on-line, I think. the hardware atleast . .
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 02:32:48 +0200
In-reply-to: <19981002001053.41224@alpha.franken.de>; from Thomas Bogendoerfer on Fri, Oct 02, 1998 at 12:10:53AM +0200
References: <3612FE23.D9DDC93F@xmission.com> <19981002001053.41224@alpha.franken.de>
On Fri, Oct 02, 1998 at 12:10:53AM +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:

> > rich. Does anybody know if I could get away with a small scsi drive as
> > the root partition and an IDE drive on an isa controller as the /usr
> > partition? If I do end up using this machine as an MP3 stereo component,
> 
> I haven't tried it, but as a ISA controller does only PIO, it shouldn't be
> a big problem. Ralf had some IDE stuff working on Linux/MIPS (probably on
> his RM200, but I'm not sure).

ISA IDE is trivial.  None of these hostadapters use DMA afaik so all one
has to do is to get interrupts and I/O ports working right and you're
set.  I had ISA IDE working in both the Acer PICA and RM200.

  Ralf

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