SCSI cards

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed Feb 26 08:43:00 2003

--- Geoff Reed <> wrote:
> I'm pretty sure that msdos 3.11 supported multiple partitions :)

It does. I have a PS/2 Model 30 (ISA) with a 50MB RLL drive replacing
the original IBM IDE-ish drive. Two partitions under MS-DOS 3.11, one
30MB, one 20MB.

The problem is that there is a small number of partitions possible
(I don't recall if FDISK works the same way under 3.x as it did later),
certainly no more than 4 primary partitions. DOS 4.x came out (as bad
as it was) before 200MB drives were common. By the time "everybody"
was buying "larger" drives, DOS 5.0 was out, solving several problems
with historical baggage.

> also if I had a SCSI controller in the beastie I'd probably go on the
> quest for rainbow Venix :)

Hmm... I would expect you'd need a Venix driver for it.

If you _really_ wanted a challenge, you could port Minix to the Rainbow.
Sources are available. Writing a Minix driver for the FDC might be
interesting (not sure how much suitable documentation exists).

Received on Wed Feb 26 2003 - 08:43:00 GMT

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