1. Having SCSI drivers builtin rather than modules makes it easier to boot from a SCSI drive.
2. All SCSI drives are not builtin to one kernel as the kernel can become confused at bootup and there will be a "kernel panic".
3. All SCSI drives are not builtin to one kernel as the kernel would become very big.
Anyway, I have created three SCSI kernels for Puppy 4.1, with the 188.8.131.52 kernel. I have named them "scsi1", "scsi2" and "scsi3". The first is almost the same as the Slackware "adaptec" kernel, the second close to the Slackware "scsi" kernel, and all left-over SCSI drivers are in my "scsi3" kernel.
The idea is that when I or someone else wants to boot Puppy off a SCSI drive, you just pop in the right kernel.
So, I had better document how each is configured:
Comments:Posted on 21 Jul 2008, 8:54 by cthisbear
Here we go
This will be like too many candles on the cake
Surely it is not April Fools Day again?
I'll have to check my calender.
Posted on 21 Jul 2008, 11:29 by dogone
I'm no doubt in the minority, but I still have two serviceable SCSI scanners, a Microtek E6 and an HP Photo scanner (film, slides and prints). These devices are still usable under most large Linux distros. I don't look forward to the day they or Puppy drop SCSI support.
Would it be too self-centered to suggest that legacy Adaptech (2940 family) support never be abandoned? Surely such limited support could always be justified.
Posted on 21 Jul 2008, 14:00 by ANOSage
C'est magnifique, merci beaucoup.
Instructions already committed to hard copy as well as FDD!
Excuse me while I blow dust off boxloads of HW and recover my professional scanner from the loft.
Posted on 22 Jul 2008, 21:11 by ANOSage
I know you're just waiting to tell me what to do with my CMD6500/20 scsi caching controller, Barry, since it isn't on yours (or anyone's) list.
Posted on 23 Jul 2008, 13:29 by ChiJoan
SCSI hard drives waiting
I've got SCSI controllers, hard drives, and CD-RW to learn about. Maybe I won't have to buy that SATA PCI-X controller for the $20.00 Intel Xeon server board I found and need CPUs for yet.
Amazing what they recycle these days, and thanks to Linux I can reuse it in another old Gateway 2000 full tower case. Wonder if Puppy will pick-up the USB sound card when I get it...there are no PCI slots on this board.
Thanks guys and gals for all your hard work.
Posted on 27 Jul 2008, 18:15 by ANOSage
Probably well worth taking a look at the new Ultima distro, even if only the F2 options on the booting screen, to see how they implement things.