Whats the screwiest thing you collect?

From: B'ichela <mdalene_at_home.ctol.net>
Date: Sat Nov 27 00:57:58 1999

On Fri, 26 Nov 1999, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> My own interest in bridge controllers has been as tools. As you may have
> noticed, I have a number of hard/floppy controller bridges, but only a few
> different types. My goal is to be able to get hardware running in a hurry
> and bridge controllers are only helpful if you don't have to write new
> driver software for each application.
> I guess you might say I tend to collect things that are "nearly" ready to
> use, though they seldom see any use.
        Heres a question for anyone reguarding bridge adaptors. is there
a Scsi 2 to Floppy bridge board around? I would like to find one that can
be used with an XT or 486 system I have here with a scsi host adaptor. I
have an Adaptec ACB-4070 or so, but it does not support parity. thus I
cannot for the life of me get it to work with my 486 under Linux, Nor do I
have any disks with any software for accessing an MFM HD that was attached
to it. its a Scsi to MFM hard drive bridge board, I also have a Scsi to
MFM bridge board made by
Adaptive Data and Energy Systems, it came out of a verisys multiuser 286
system. I have had NO luck even finding documentations at ALL on this one.
the ACB-4070 (I might have the wrong numbers but the 70 part is right.)
sorta wants to talk to my Adaptec 2825VL host adaptor. but aparently it
lacks the Scsi device Identification string. thus when the host adaptor
boots, it cannot figure out what the ACB=4070 IS for! Can this be used on
a IBM compatible system? of so how?

                A pearl of wisdom from the y2K newsgroups:
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