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Short:New SCSI device for Blizzards
Author:gzenz at ernie.mi.uni-koeln.de (Gideon Zenz)
Uploader:gzenz ernie mi uni-koeln de (Gideon Zenz)
Type:driver/media
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1996-11-28
Download:http://aminet.net/driver/media/SoftSCSI.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/driver/media/SoftSCSI.readme
Downloads:760
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PURPOSE
        Everybody  who  owns the SCSI-Kit-IV for his Blizzard accelerator, and
        who  owns  removable drives like ZIP, streamers etc knows the problem:
        Crashes,  SCSI  bus  lockups  etc,  which  only go away if he switches
        reseletcion and removable off via UnitControl.

        But  who  looked  on Phase5`s ftp server could see a nice improvement:
        there  is in /pub/phase5/beta/scsi/ a new SCSI Rom 8.1 available!  And
        even more nice news:  It`s not developed any more by Ralph Schmidt, so
        there  could  be  some improvements!  And there are some:  The problem
        with  reselection and removable has (nearly) gone away, so you finally
        can use your streamer/zip/whatever without never ending crashes!

        But  what  the  hell can you do with a simple ROM image?  Again pay $$
        for  an  update,  so  you  finally  can  work  a  bit better with your
        expensive hardware?

        Well, this is where SoftSCSI comes:  It`s a software patch, so you can
        use the new 1230scsi.device v 8.1 without any hardware changes!

USAGE & INSTALLATION
        Very  easy:   First  copy at least the files SoftSCSI and A1234.ROM of
        this  archive  in  your C:  assign.  Now put in the first line of your
        startup-sequence this one:

        C:SoftSCSI

        NOTE:   If you use other programs like FastEXEC, KickBlizz etc., there
        is a NORES option, so you won`t have multiple resets.  An example:

        C:SoftSCSI NORES
        C:FastEXEC
        C:KickBlizz MyROM

TECHNICAL
        This  paragraph  is  for advanced users only, so don`t get mad because
        you don`t understand a word :)

        It`s quite a bit hacky, but it works :^) To understand it, you need to
        know  a  bit  about the autoconfig(TM) process.  SoftSCSI hooks itself
        right  after  the  expansion.library  in the KickTagPtr.  On a reboot,
        expansion.lib  now  configures  our expansion board, the blizzard, and
        the   Blizzard  rom  itself  configures  the  SCSI  rom,  if  present.
        Thereafter SoftSCSI initalizes the original Blizzard config area anew,
        using  the  new scsi rom, so when the autoboot process starts, not the
        original  scsi.device  but  the  new  one  will be called.  That`s all
        folks.

GREETS
        I`m  greeting  all  of  the  Phase5  support line, hopefully this will
        relieve you a bit :-)

HISTORY
        v1.0 (27-Nov-96)
         - Initial release

FUTURE
         - Do a Fastlane, Cyberstorm MK I and B2060 version.

DISCLAIMER
        The  included  files  "A1234.ROM"  and  "scsi.readme"  are  taken from
        ftp.phase5.de  and  are  © by Phase5 Digital Products!  They aren`t in
        any  way  modified,  and just included for the comfort of the users of
        SoftSCSI.

        This  software  is subject to the "Standard Amiga FD-Software Copyright
        Note"  It is Freeware as defined in paragraph 4a.  For more information
        please read "AFD-COPYRIGHT" (Version 1 or higher).

AUTHOR
        If you have some comments, please don`t hesitate to contactme!

        Gideon Zenz
        Giersbergstr. 41
        53229 Bonn
        GERMANY

        EMail: gzenz at ernie.mi.uni-koeln.de

        -Gideon Zenz, 27-Oct-96


SECURITY
        If  you  want  to  be shure you have the original programs, check with
        "md5sum -c SoftSCSI.readme".  (md5sum is part of the PGP package), and
        of cause check the integrity of this readme with PGP!

97ff19e7f9bc823259401c55dbd70b13 *SoftSCSI

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Contents of driver/media/SoftSCSI.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
[generic]                10114   20008  50.5% -lh5- dd91 Nov 20  1996 a1234.rom
[generic]                 2858    7266  39.3% -lh5- 9aaa Jul  8  1995 afd-copyright
[generic]                  366     547  66.9% -lh5- 2aec Nov 20  1996 scsi.readme
[generic]                  577   20704   2.8% -lh5- bbb0 Nov 27  1996 SoftSCSI
[generic]                 2847    5042  56.5% -lh5- 0828 Nov 27  1996 SoftSCSI.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
 Total         5 files   16762   53567  31.3%            Nov 28  1996

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