Whats a reasonable collection?

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Thu Jun 28 17:05:09 2001

Brian Chase skrev:

>On 28 Jun 2001, Iggy Drougge wrote:
>> Brian Chase skrev:

>> > There's EISA. I thought it was an okay bus while maintaining backwards
>> > compatibility with ISA. It'd have been more successful if it were
>> > cheaper. As for other non-jumpered busses, Sun's Sbus is nice.
>> EISA is similar to MCA, it's got the same descriptor files, only they're
>> called INF instead of ADF.

>Do all EISA and MCA based systems require these? I don't seem to remember
>having to deal with them on MCA based RS/6000 AIX systems, or say under
>NetBSD/i386 for an old 80386 EISA box I have.

While I haven't got any RS/6000 experience, I don't get as far being able to
boot any OS without a proper reference partition on my Compaq EISA server.

>Is it possible that maybe the existence of .ADF and .INF files is just a
>brain-damaged Microsoft OS requirement?

Nope, it's a braindead IBM/PC industry requirement.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
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