On 2012-12-17 22:43 (GMT-0800) Michael C. Robinson composed: > The scsi card appears to be 53C1010-66 LsiLogic where I have a Compaq > 4.3 gig scsi drive connected to it.
According to LSI's web site the product doesn't seem to exist, but according to http://listing.driveragent.com/c/pci/1000/0021/* it appears there are DOS drivers for it. > I searched via google and tried a copy of symdisk.sys and aspi8xx.sys, > but the hard drive doesn't detect. Yours is much much newer. > I wish scsi kernels were standardized and open sourced for freedos. > The current kernel expects IDE or SATA. SCSI has never been like that. > The hard drive is small, so using freedos is going to be ideal and I > still need to test the hard disk. Unless the newer LSI cards are vastly different from old ones, you ought to be able to use FDISK or Parted and install DOS from floppies without any driver. To install it from a non-bootable CD you'll need the ASPI and CD driver. A standard FreeDOS CD I guess would have to be considered non-bootable as long as it cannot load LSI ASPI and CD drivers. If you know how to modify iso files before burning, then you could include the drivers you need. The driver package should include an ASPI driver that can be used for additional diagnostics beyond what are in the HBA's BIOS if necessary. > I could try an old version of Linux, but I'd have to install via > network and/or floppy disk. You might find DOSEMU in a slim Linux distro to be faster, and easier since Linux takes care of driver requirements automatically. Network is virtually the only way I ever install Linux. Usually I set up the HD first, then use a Knoppix CD to install Grub and the installation kernel and initrd for the distro I want to install, then boot the HD to install via HTTP. -- "The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation) Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks! Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LogMeIn Rescue: Anywhere, Anytime Remote support for IT. Free Trial Remotely access PCs and mobile devices and provide instant support Improve your efficiency, and focus on delivering more value-add services Discover what IT Professionals Know. Rescue delivers http://p.sf.net/sfu/logmein_12329d2d _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user