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 Colorad FC-20 board and ftape 1.14 or 2.02

Has anyone managed to get the Colorado FC-20 board (or for that matter, the
FC-10 board!!!) to work with the ftape driver?  I believe the FC-10 option
when compiling ftape *should* work (since I know that DOS drivers for the
FC-10 will work on the FC-20).  However, the board isn't detected.  And if
I hack the driver to pretend it has been detected, well, it still
doesn't work because interrupt fails to occur when expected. I have tried all
free IRQ settings (making sure they match with what the board is set to)
without success, and also the dma channels .

As a side note, I have also been unable to get the drive to work under
linux when it's connected to the second floppy controller (instead of
the primary one), though this works under dos.  The second controller
is getting detected, but the tape drive isn't.

Any help would be appreciated -- I don't want to have to figure out
how to get dosemu to work and run the dos drivers under the emulator
to see what it does, as John Tombs (if my memory serves me right) did
when writing the fc-10 driver.

Ricardo
pi...@cs.washington.edu



 Thu, 11 Sep 1997 11:12:51 GMT   
 Colorad FC-20 board and ftape 1.14 or 2.02
In article <D6129z....@beaver.cs.washington.edu>,

I posted a similar question a few months ago, and got no reply.  I am
(finally) happy to report that ftape 2.02 works with my ancient FC-10
board.  (I'm running kernel 1.2.1.)  My board is "jumperless", and the
DMA, IRQ and base address are software programmable...so I don't
understand what your comment "with what the board is set to" means.  I
tried mine with various IRQ's, but it only worked with 9.  I would
suggest just trying the values given in the distribution makefile
(from memory I think those are DMA=3, BASE=0x180, IRQ=9), and damn the
torpedos.

I don't know if this is related or not, but I've had some flaky
results with respect to different controllers.  In addition to my
FC-10, I have tried to run ftape off of the fdc on my scsi/eisa card
and the fdc on a newer ide/isa card.  ftape finds the tape unit on all
three, but does not run reliably off the ide/isa card.  On the other
hand, my MSDOS software doesn't find the tape unit if I hang it off
the scsi card.  Now that I've got ftape working on the FC-10, I
_finally_ have a configuration that makes both linux and MSDOS happy!
(The latter is important since I still have to go MSDOS to format
tapes.  8-( )

I guess I would recommend to anyone having problems with ftape that
they try using different controllers, if possible.

-mike
dona...@tiber.nist.gov



 Sat, 13 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT   
 Colorad FC-20 board and ftape 1.14 or 2.02
: Has anyone managed to get the Colorado FC-20 board (or for that matter, the
: FC-10 board!!!) to work with the ftape driver?  I believe the FC-10 option
: when compiling ftape *should* work (since I know that DOS drivers for the

Set the IRQ, IO and DMA on the FC-10 to IRQ=2, IO=180 and DMA=3, make
sure all the above are free.  Set the IRQ=9, IO=180, and DMA=3 in the
Ftape Makefile.  It will work.  It will not work on any other setting, at
least in my experience.

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 Sun, 14 Sep 1997 06:37:56 GMT   
 
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