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Re: challenge s boots linux

Subject: Re: challenge s boots linux
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 11:29:24 +0200
Cc: Alex deVries <>, Richard Hartensveld <>, Rob Lembree <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from on Thu, Sep 24, 1998 at 01:59:38AM +0200
References: <> <> <> <>
On Thu, Sep 24, 1998 at 01:59:38AM +0200, wrote:
> > As long as the harddisk are attached to it, it should work. The wd33c95
> > is a rather strange chip, and from the datasheet I have here, it looks like
> > a lot of work to write a driver for it, because besides the kernel code,
> > you have to write sequence code for the chip, too.
> Did I missunderstand the 95's documentation - I thought we can abuse the
> 95 as a 93, thereby saving alot of driver work for now?

The documentation isn't really clear about that, but I believe you need
sequencer code to make the 95 acting like a 93. And I couldn't find such
a thing, yet.


See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
                   [Linus Torvalds in <4rikft$7g5@linux.cs.Helsinki.FI>]

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