60GB: 11/21/96-i430VX-2A59GF5cc-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
edwin
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use rar compression instead of lzh :wink: 8O :twisted:

best of luck.
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Could removing the logo help a little bit?
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hello rainbow,

have testet the version. it seems to be alright. system boots. only bios is locked by password. i think you´re on the right way.




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Clear CMOS. Connect the new HDD, boot from floppy, run FDISK and check if it detects more than 8.4GB.
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@ rainbow

sorry, my fault.
at first try, time was to short for cmos clearing. now after ten minutes it worked properly. hdd is detected from bios and from fdisk.
:oops:


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ah, more work to do then Rainbow :)
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OK, will try to remove the HDD Low Level Format function from the BIOS to save some space and insert some SCSI BIOS there.

gmc: What SCSI BIOS was in your original BIOS? I mean version, etc. - that does it display at boot? The SCSI BIOS is compressed using some unknown method so I can't see the strings inside.
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hello rainbow,

it´s an adaptec scsi bios; scsiselect utility v 1.26 for aic-7880 chip.
post message while booting:

Adaptec AIC-7880 Ultra/Ultra W Bios
( c ) 1996 Adaptec, Inc. All Rights Reserved
<<< Press <Ctrl< <A> for SCSISelect (TM)Utility!>>>
SCSI ID : LUN NUMBER # ; # 1: 0 -xxxx
...
...
...
Bios Installed Successfully!

is there anything else to do? let me know!




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The Low Level Format is successfully removed - BIOS is smaller and still works (tested on PC Chips M520). Now I'm going to find the best AIC-7880 BIOS that will fit there.
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Sent two BIOSes with different SCSI BIOSes - please report the versions of them. Tested both on PC Chips M520 board and they work.

Does anyone know what's the name/model number of this board?
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@ Rainbow

thanks for sending updated bios.
I´ll try them very soon.

Best Regards



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Hello Rainbow

Sorry, because I´m late with my test report. There are many problems!
V1 seems to be work for a week, just one cd rom at SCSI auto scan doesn´t recognized. The message "Press CTRL A for SCSI Bios" at post doesn´t appear. But works.
Changes in SCSI Bios doesn´t save to cmos. Now the systems doesn´t boot with enabled SCSI Chip.

After this I tried V2. Now all SCSI units will be recognized. The system boots normal. Only in SCSI Bios during Unit scanning there is a problem. The system hang after SCSI ID 6 is shown. System break with time out error.


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What were the SCSI BIOS versions in V1 and V2? Sent V3 with another version.
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Hi Rainbow


V1 is the file with the size of 118237 bytes, compressed.
V2 is the file with the size of 118215 bytes, compressed.

I´ll try V3 tonight.




Greets
gmc
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