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  • Page 1

    PCI-SIU2 Ultra2 PCI SCSI Card USER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 2: User's Notice

    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Asus Contact Information

    WWW: www.asus.com FTP: ftp.asus.com/Pub/ASUS ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Europe) Marketing Address: Harkortstr. 25, 40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany Fax: +49-2102-4420-66 Email: sales@asuscom.de Technical Support Hotline: MB/Other: +49-2102-9599-0 Notebook: +49-2102-9599-10 Fax: +49-2102-9599-11 Online Support: www.asuscom.de/de/support WWW: www.asuscom.de FTP: ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 4: Declarations

    Declarations Declaration of the Manufacturer/Importer We hereby certify that the PCI-SIU2 PCI– Ultra2 SCSI Bus Master Host Adapt- ers, in compliance with the requirements of BMPT Vfg 243/1991, is RFI sup- pressed. The normal operation of some equipment (e.g., signal generators) may be subject to specific restrictions.

  • Page 5: Fcc & Doc Compliance

    Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    ASPI Manager Command Line Options ........ 30 ASPI Disk Driver Command Line Options ......33 Overview ..................35 Installation .................. 35 New Windows 95/95a Installation ......... 36 Existing Windows 95/95a System ......... 38 Updating the ASUS Win 95/95a Device Driver ..... 40 ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

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    Updating ASUS Win 95B (OSR2) Device Driver ....44 Overview ..................45 Installation .................. 45 New Windows 98 Installation ..........46 Adding PCI-SIU2 Driver to Existing Win 98 ......48 Updating the ASUS Win 98 Device Driver ......49 Overview ..................51 Installation .................. 51 New Windows NT Installation ............

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    ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 9: The Asus Pci-siu2 Host Adapter

    Ultra2 (Low Voltage Differen- tial) PCI bus master host adapter which provides the interface between the SCSI bus and the PCI local bus. The PCI-SIU2 supports 32-bit data transfers across the high bandwidth PCI bus at speeds up to 133 Mbytes per second.

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    1. Technical Illustration FIGURE 1 identifies major components pertaining to your PCI-SIU2 host adapter. You will find it helpful to refer to this illustration while installing the host adapter and attaching the cables. ASUS PCI-SIU2 FIGURE 1 | PCI-SIU2 Board Layout...

  • Page 11: Product Features

    Product Features • PCI Compatibility: The PCI Bus is a 32-bit bus with multiplexed address and data lines. The PCI-SIU2 is compliant with PCI 2.1 bus protocol, electrical and mechanical specifications. • Plug and Play: The PCI-SIU2 has an on-board read only memory (ROM) to provide the necessary configuration mechanisms for instal- lation, configuration, and booting without user intervention.

  • Page 12: Product Specifications

    • Command Queuing: A unique implementation to provide 255 simul- taneous SCSI commands. • SCSI compliant: The PCI-SIU2 is fully SCSI compliant, implement- ing advanced features such as: • Tag Queuing • Sync/Async Transfers • Disconnect / Reselect Arbitration...

  • Page 13: Host Adapter And The Scsi Bus

    2. Getting Started Host Adapter and the SCSI Bus The PCI-SIU2 is a bus mastering host adapter which works with the host com- puter to provide control for the SCSI bus. By daisy chaining peripheral de- vices together, up to 15 SCSI devices can be connected to the PCI-SIU2. The host adapter can be placed in any standard PCI slot on the bus.

  • Page 14: Scsi Bus Termination

    In Windows 95/98, you can use the Device Manager to view the SCSI ID (and other details) assigned to each SCSI device installed. • Through ASUS’s SmartSCSI, you can use the utility to view the SCSI ID (and other details) assigned to each SCSI device installed. SCSI Bus Termination The SCSI bus structure has a length limitation as well as a requirement for termination at each end of the SCSI cable.

  • Page 15: Mixing Ultrascsi &u2 (lvd) Scsi Devices

    SCSI I/O’s it is recommended to only connect LVD (Ultra2) devices to the PCI-SIU2. If a legacy device is attached to the PCI-SIU2, the devices attached will be switched to SE (Single-Ended) mode. Then all SE SCSI pa- rameters (# of devices, cable length, cable impedence) will become in effect.

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    2. Getting Started PCI-SIU2’s SCSI termination can be set to auto-termination or programmable mode via the SmartSCSI Setup Utility. This feature allows the operator to switch the auto-termination On or Off. If auto-termination is switched Off, the operator can manually program termination for the host adapter. There are several ways to manually control terminating the host adapter on the SCSI bus.

  • Page 17: Installation Basics

    The PCI-SIU2 has one internal 68-pin high-density connector and one exter- nal 68-pin high-density connector for a combined support for 15 SCSI de- vices.

  • Page 18: Installing The Pci-siu2 Host Adapter

    3. Hardware Installation Installing the PCI-SIU2 Host Adapter Power down the host computer and all peripherals Remove the cover from the host system. You may need to refer to the system manual for cover removal. If necessary, identify the PCI sock- ets inside the host system with the aid of the system documentation.

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    3. Hardware Installation 4a Installation of internal SCSI devices A total of 15 SCSI peripherals can be connected to the PCI-SIU2. One internal 68-pin high density Ultra2 cable is included (see FIGURE 7). This cable is used to connect internal target devices. The internal cable is made with multiple connectors attached and used to daisy chain the host adapters to two or more target devices.

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    • Ultra2 (multiple interconnect config) – Up to 12 meters (39 feet) • Impedance of the cable should be 120 (±8 ohms); Ultra2 • Impedance of the cable should be 90 (±8 ohms); UltraSCSI & FastSCSI. • Use high quality shielded connectors for external devices. ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

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    CMOS drive type settings may need to be changed. Under some conditions the system will expect the boot disk to be an IDE drive. This must be changed in order to boot from a SCSI device. ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 22: Hard Disk Drive Preparation

    All necessary host adapter functions are ac- cessible through the utility, simplifying customization for your system needs. ASUS’s SmartSCSI Setup Utility is divided into five segments identified by: Scan Bus; Device Setup; Adapter Setup; BIOS Setup;...

  • Page 23: Low-level Format

    To work in a cluster, the host adapters must perform properly in such an environment by not resetting the bus without an explicit host com- mand, for example. ASUS’s host adapters are built for multi-initiator opera- tion and adhere strictly to the SCSI standard.

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    The host adapter is shipped without the jumper installed and need not be changed in most cases. Visually inspect the configuration you have installed to verify that all cables have been inserted correctly. ASUS PCI-SIU2 ASUS PCI-SIU2 FIGURE 11 | Simple multiple initiator model ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 25: Running The Smartscsi Setup Utility

    ASUS banner will be displayed for a brief period. During this time the ASUS SmartSCSI Setup Utility is accessible by pressing the <Ctrl>...

  • Page 26: Main Menu Options

    Device Setup Asynchronous Transfer. Use this option to set the synchronous data transfer mode. PCI-SIU2 will transfer data at a maximum rate of 80 MBytes per sec- ond in synchronous mode and a maximum rate of 10 Mbytes per second in asynchronous mode.

  • Page 27: Adapter Setup

    SCSI devices can handle wide data transfer negotiations properly, which may cause system failure. Certain old CD-ROM, CD-Recordable, and tape drives cannot handle a Wide Transfer negotiation request from the PCI-SIU2 and may fail to start the system. In such cases, use SmartSCSI to disable (NO check) the Wide Negotiation setting for the SCSI ID of the anomalous device.

  • Page 28: Bios Setup

    “Hard Drive Preparation” for additional information. CAUTION: A low-level format destroys all data on the drive. Be sure to back up your data before performing this op- eration. You cannot abort a low-level format once it has started. ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 29: Overview

    MS-DOS 3.30 or later. The on-board BIOS initialized during the power up boot routine only supports MS-DOS hard disk operation. If peripherals other than disks are used, such as CD-ROM or MO, the ASUS ASPI driver will need to be installed in addition to ASUS CD-ROM and MO drivers.

  • Page 30: Aspi Manager Command Line Options

    Now option at the end of the installation process. ASPI Manager Command Line Options Below is a list of command line options. The ASUS ASPI Manager, ASPIA100, supports command line switches to optimize driver operation. From inside the CONFIG.SYS file for MS-DOS, use the following format when modifying...

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    ASUS DOSSETUP or SETUP programs. INICD.SYS re- quires that the ASUS ASPI Manager be loaded. INICD.SYS can be loaded with either the DEVICE= or DEVICEHIGH= command. INICD.SYS can be found on PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK. Below is a list of command line options and examples. /D: /d: This option is used to specify the name of the device driver.

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    This will exclude the drive on Host Adapter 0, with target ID 2 and ANY lun This will exclude ALL drives on Host Adapter 0. Sample CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT Files These samples assume that the user has loaded the ASUS drivers in the fol- lowing directory: c:\iniaspi. Config.sys: DEVICEHIGH=c:\iniaspi\aspia100.sys DEVICEHIGH=c:\iniaspi\inicd.sys /D:INICD001...

  • Page 33: Aspi Disk Driver Command Line Options

    INIDISK.SYS requires that the ASUS ASPI Manager be loaded. INIDISK.SYS can be loaded with either the DEVICE= or DEVICEHIGH= command. INICD.SYS can be found on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1. Below is a list of command line options and examples.

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    This will exclude the drive on Host Adapter 0, with target ID 2 and ANY lun This will exclude ALL drives on Host Adapter 0. SAMPLE CONFIG.SYS These samples assume that the user has loaded the ASUS drivers in the follow- ing directory: c:\iniaspi. Config.sys: DEVICEHIGH=c:\iniaspi\aspia100.sys DEVICEHIGH=c:\iniaspi\inicd.sys /R2...

  • Page 35: Overview

    The installation procedure described here requires some experience in Windows 95 system setup and administration. The device driver is transferred from the PCI-SIU2 Driver Disk 1 to the hard drive where it is automatically initialized during the system boot routine.

  • Page 36: New Windows 95/95a Installation

    CD-ROM or floppy diskettes. It is important that the hardware and DOS 4.01 or higher have been installed successfully before proceeding further. If installing from a SCSI CD-ROM drive, it is important that the ASUS ASPI driver, and CD-ROM driver be installed before proceeding further.

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    6. MS Win 95/95b (OSR2) Driver Installation In the INSTALL FROM DISK window, enter the ASUS Driver path name: • Insert the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1 into drive A: • Type: A:\WIN95, select “OK” Select PCI SCSI Host Adapter, select “OK”, then “OK” again to install the INIA100.MPD driver onto your hard disk drive.

  • Page 38: Existing Windows 95/95a System

    6. MS Win 95/95b (OSR2) Driver Installation Existing Windows 95/95a System These instructions will guide you through the installation of the ASUS host adapter to an existing Windows 95 system. Windows 95 will automatically detect the presence of new hardware in Plug and Play compliant systems. It is important that the ASUS hardware has been properly installed before proceed- ing further.

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    6. MS Win 95/95b (OSR2) Driver Installation It is highly recommended that you verify the ASUS PCI-SIU2 Win- dows 95 device driver by selecting MY COMPUTER from the desk- top. Then select CONTROL PANEL: • Select SYSTEM from within the CONTROL PANEL group, •...

  • Page 40: Updating The Asus Win 95/95a Device Driver

    Select one of the PCI SCSI Host Adapter sub-categories from within the SCSI CONTROLLERS listing (or select any other PCI- SIU2 class of drivers if you are using an older ASUS board). • In the SCSI HOST ADAPTER PROPERTIES window, select the DRIVER tab, then select “CHANGE DRIVER...”.

  • Page 41: New Windows 95b (osr2) Installation

    6. MS Win 95/95b (OSR2) Driver Installation It is highly recommended that you verify the ASUS PCI-SIU2 Windows 95 device driver by selecting MY COMPUTER from the desktop. Then select CONTROL PANEL: • Select SYSTEM from within the CONTROL PANEL group, •...

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    Type A:\WIN95, then select “OK” • Select “FINISH” • At window “Insert Disk labled PCI-SIU2 Driver Disk 1” , select “OK” • At window titled “Copying file”, replace the highlighted directory path with A:\WIN95, then select “OK” this will complete loading the INIA100.MPD driver onto your hard disk drive.

  • Page 43: Existing Windows 95b (osr2) System

    6. MS Win 95/95b (OSR2) Driver Installation Existing Windows 95B (OSR2) System These instructions will guide you through the installation of the ASUS host adapter to an existing Windows 95 system. Windows 95 will automatically detect the presence of new hardware in Plug and Play compliant systems. It is important that the ASUS PCI-SIU2 hardware has been properly installed be- fore proceeding further.

  • Page 44: Updating Asus Win 95b (osr2) Device Driver

    Type A:\WIN95, then select “OK” • Select “FINISH” • At prompt “Insert Disk labled PCI-SIU2 Driver Disk 1,” select “OK” • At prompt “Copying file”, replace the highlighted directory path with A:\win95, then select “OK.” This will complete loading the INIA100.MPD driver onto your hard disk drive.

  • Page 45: Overview

    The installation procedure described here requires some experience in Windows 98 system setup and administration. The device driver is transferred from the PCI-SIU2 Driver Disk 1 to the hard drive where it is automatically initialized during the system boot routine.

  • Page 46: New Windows 98 Installation

    7. Microsoft Windows 98 Driver Installation New Windows 98 Installation These instructions will guide you through the installation of the ASUS host adapter driver while installing Windows 98. Windows 98 will be installed from either a CD-ROM or floppy diskettes. It is important that the hardware and DOS 4.01 or higher have been installed successfully before proceeding...

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    7. Microsoft Windows 98 Driver Installation In the INSTALL FROM DISK window, enter the ASUS Driver path name: • Insert the PCI-SIU2 Driver Disk 1 into drive A: • Type: A:\win95, select “OK” PCI SCSI Host Adapter driver will be displayed. Click “Next” to install.

  • Page 48: Adding Pci-siu2 Driver To Existing Win 98

    7. Microsoft Windows 98 Driver Installation Adding PCI-SIU2 Driver to Existing Win 98 These instructions will guide you through the installation of the ASUS host adapter to an existing Windows 98 system. Windows 98 will automatically detect the presence of new hardware in Plug and Play compliant systems. It is important that the ASUS hardware has been properly installed before proceed- ing further.

  • Page 49: Updating The Asus Win 98 Device Driver

    Select one of the PCI SCSI Controllers sub-categories from within the SCSI CONTROLLERS listing (or select any other PCI-SIU2 class of drivers if you are using an older ASUS board). • In the SCSI HOST ADAPTER PROPERTIES window, select the DRIVER tab, then select “UPDATE DRIVER...”.

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    Select SCSI CONTROLLERS from within the DEVICE MANAGER listing, and • Select the PCI SCSI Host Adapter from within the SCSI CONTROL- LER listing. If “This device is working properly” is displayed on your screen, the driver has been correctly installed. ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 51: Overview

    A software driver allows the host computer the ability to transfer data over the SCSI bus. The device driver for Windows NT is copied from the ASUS driver installation diskette to your hard drive where it is loaded onto the computing system during installation.

  • Page 52: New Windows Nt Installation

    Windows NT 4.0. Windows NT will be in- stalled from either floppy diskettes or CD-ROM. The Windows NT driver is located on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1. It is important that the hardware has been installed successfully before proceeding further.

  • Page 53: Adding Or Replacing A Scsi Host Adapter

    Follow the instructions in the previous section labeled New Windows NT Installation. Shut down the computer. Install the PCI-SIU2 card in a slot other than that of the currently oc- cupied PCI SCSI slot. Reboot the computer. Shut down the computer again (this allows the drivers to recognize the card).

  • Page 54: Adding/updating Asus Driver To Existing Win Nt

    PCI-SIU2 host adapter driver installation. The Windows NT driver will be found on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1. It is important that the SCSI bus hardware and Windows NT are installed and configured before proceeding further.

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    PCI-SIU2 host adapter driver installation. The Windows NT drivers are located on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK. It is important that the hardware has been installed successfully before proceeding further.

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    8. Microsoft Windows NT Driver Installation For computer systems installing or upgrading to Windows NT from a bootable CD, these instructions will guide you through the PCI-SIU2 host adapter driver installation. The Windows NT driver will be found on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK.

  • Page 57: Overview

    The installation procedure described here requires some experience in Novell system setup and administration. The device driver is transferred from the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1 to the hard drive where it is automatically initialized during the system boot routine. The device drivers listed can support NetWare versions described after the ASUS file name: \NETWARE\HAM\INIA100.HAM...

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    LAN Drivers 10 Highlight Disk CD-ROM Drivers and press <Enter> 11 Press INS followed by F3 12 Place the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1 in drive A: and press <Enter> 13 Highlight INIA100.HAM and press <Enter> 14 Highlight Select/Modify Driver Parameters 15 Enter slot number followed by F10 16 Highlight Save parameters and continue and press <Enter>...

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    Press <Enter> to get list of available drivers Press INS followed by F3 Insert PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1 into the A: drive and press <Enter> Upgrading/Changing Driver on Existing IntraNetWare To begin the you will need to change the directory to the location of the server and initialize the network server, e.g.,...

  • Page 60: Device Driver Command Line Options

    12 Repeat steps 6 through 11 for each additional adapter installed Device driver command line options The ASUS device drivers support command line switches to optimize driver performance. However, in certain situations some driver optimization may be advantageous to system performance.

  • Page 61: Driver Config Options

    Specifies maximum number of tag commands per target (default 4) No tag Read after write, hardware verify /!WR Not verified (default) Support removable media (default) Will not support removable media Enable support for fixed disk drive (default) Disable support for fixed disk drive ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 62

    ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 63: Overview

    10. OS/2 Driver Installation Overview The PCI-SIU2 OS/2 driver will support OS/2, 3.0 & 4.0. The device driver for OS/2 is copied from the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1 to your hard drive where it is initialized during boot-up. The installation of ASUS device drivers to support OS/2 include the following software files and may be found on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1: \OS2\INIA100.

  • Page 64: New Os/2 Installation

    These instructions will guide you through the ASUS OS/2 device driver and OS/2 installation at the same time. The program can be installed from floppy diskettes or from CD-ROM. The OS/2 driver for the PCI-SIU2 will be found on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1. It is important that the PCI-SIU2 hard- ware has been installed successfully before proceeding further.

  • Page 65: Adding The Driver To An Existing Os/2 System

    PCI-SIU2 host adapter driver installation. The OS/2 driver will be found on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 1. It is important that the SCSI bus hardware and OS/2 are installed correctly before proceeding further.

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    ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 67: Overview

    Installation The SCO UNIX drivers developed by ASUS will be installed on the disk drive used for system initialization. It is strongly suggested that the selected proce- dure be read and understood before continuing with the system configuration or change.

  • Page 68: Updating Interrupts & Hardware Settings

    You have completed the installation of the SCO UNIX driver. Adding the ASUS driver to an existing SCO UNIX Insert the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 2 diskette into your floppy drive. Type: “installpkg” under the command prompt, <ENTER> The system will ask you what packages you wish to install.

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    11. SCO Unix Driver Installation Changing to the PCI-SIU2 as the bootable host adapter: 1 Insert the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 2 diskette into floppy drive. Type: “installpkg” under command prompt and press <ENTER>. The system will ask you what packages you want to install.

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    ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

  • Page 71: Overview

    PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 2. The ReadMe.txt file on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 2 contains important updated information not mentioned in this chapter. Successful installation of the ASUS driver will likely depend on the instructions given in the ReadMe text file. Installation The SCO UnixWare drivers developed by ASUS will be installed on the disk drive used for system initialization.

  • Page 72: Installing The Asus Driver In A New Unixware

    12. SCO UnixWare Driver Installation Installing the ASUS driver in a new UnixWare Drivers for the host adapter may be found on the PCI-SIU2 DRIVER DISK 2. In most cases you will load the drivers during a new installation of UnixWare from CD-ROM.

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    Select a100 ihv hba from the list of available host drivers, press <ENTER>. If the PCI-SIU2 is intended to be the bootable host adapter, the next step to updating the driver will require a revision to the a100 file. These...

  • Page 74: Using Multiple Host Adapters

    Verify that Y is selected in the second field at the line starting at a100 in the file /ETC/CONF/SDEVICE.D/a100 for each PCI-SIU2 in the system. UnixWare will automatically rebuild the kernel when an additional PCI-SIU2 is detected. Removing the ASUS driver from a UnixWare system...

  • Page 75

    SCSI Devices Setup section of the SmartSCSI Setup Utility. This feature is discussed thoroughly in the chapter entitled Host Adapter Setup. Question:Can the PCI-SIU2 support legacy devices? Answer: This feature will be found on Initio’s dual channel Ultra2 SCSI host adapter (INI-A200U2W). In addition to supporting both legacy and Ultra2 devices, the INI-A200U2W will provide sup- port for up to 30 total devices.

  • Page 76

    Question:Under SCO UnixWare, the system displays a panic message or crashes during bootup: Answer: Reboot the system and verify that the PCI-SIU2 is using IRQ10. Please Refer to your system documentation to set the interrupt levels and your peripheral documentation for help in setting SCSI ID’s.

  • Page 77: B: Dos Space > 1gb

    Answer: Verify the “DOS SPACE> 1 GB” is enabled in the PCI-SIU2 SmartSCSI Setup Utility. B: DOS Space > 1GB The default disk head mapping for ASUS SCSI host adapter is 255 heads and 63 sectors. This translates to a maximum accessible capacity of 8 GBytes per drive under MS-DOS.

  • Page 78: Ms-dos, Os/2 & Windows Nt

    However you can use different head mappings on differ- ent drives with the exception of SCO UNIX. It is recommended that you en- able “DOS Space > 1GB” option if the capacity of your SCSI hard disk has more than 1 GByte. ASUS PCI-SIU2 User’s Manual...

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