Changeset 312 in xtideuniversalbios


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Mar 11, 2012, 1:25:36 AM (12 years ago)
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Updates to serial drive documentation.

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  • wiki/Manual_v2_0_0.wiki

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    1515Some of the features included in XTIDE Universal BIOS are...
    1616  * Supports up to 4 IDE controllers
    17   * Support for virtual drives using serial port
     17  * Support for virtual drives using serial port, [SerialDrives.wiki more information]
    1818  * Supports drives with any capacity (MS-DOS 7.x or FreeDOS is required to access more than 8.4 GB)
    1919  * PIO transfers with block mode support
     
    125125   In some systems number of floppy drives cannot be properly auto detected. This settings allows you to specify it manually so all drives can be displayed on boot menu.
    126126  * Scan for Serial Devices [default=No]
     127   When enabled, the BIOS will scan COM1-7 for a Serial Drive server at the end of standard drive detection.  Even without this option enabled, holding down the ALT key at the end of drive detection will do the same thing (useful for bootstrapping scenarios).  The BIOS will display "Serial Master on COM Detect:" while it is scanning.  See the [SerialDrives.wiki Serial Drive] documentation for more information.
    127128  * Boot Menu [default=Yes]
    128129   You can disable boot menu if you don't like it for some reason. Normal Drive A, then C, then INT 18h (ROM Basic, ROM DOS or boot error) boot order is used when boot menu is disabled.
     
    142143   Opens submenu for Master/Slave Drive specific settings for this IDE Controller.
    143144  * Device Type [default=XTIDE for XT builds, 16-bit for AT builds]
    144    Type of device. 16-bit will support all standard IDE controllers, including VLB controllers. 32-bit will use 32-bit transfers on VLB controllers but those controllers usually require native support for full speed. Other devices include XTIDE rev1 (and rev2 slow mode), XTIDE mod with swapped A0 and A3 address lines (XTIDE rev2 fast mode), JR-IDE/ISA (IDE_JR8K.BIN and 15 kiB builds only) and support for virtual devices through serial port.
     145   Type of device. 16-bit will support all standard IDE controllers, including VLB controllers. 32-bit will use 32-bit transfers on VLB controllers but those controllers usually require native support for full speed. Other devices include XTIDE rev1 (and rev2 slow mode), XTIDE mod with swapped A0 and A3 address lines (XTIDE rev2 fast mode), JR-IDE/ISA (IDE_JR8K.BIN and 15 kiB builds only) and [SerialDrives.wiki support for virtual devices through serial port].  Note that a serial port controller must be the last configured IDE controller.  Xtidecfg will move any serial ports to the end of the list if this is not already done.  This is done so that serial floppy disks, if any are present, will be last on the list of drives detected.
    145146  * Base (cmd block) address [default=300h for XT builds, 1F0h for AT builds (Primary IDE)]
    146147   Command block (base port) address where the IDE Controller is located. JR-IDE/ISA does not use this setting.
  • wiki/SerialDrives.wiki

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    4242= Configuring with XTIDECFG =
    4343
    44 Holding down the Alt key is a bootstrapping feature, which is always available.  In addition, xtidecfg can be used to configure the BIOS to always look on a particular COM port for a server, or to automatically scan on each boot (as if the Alt key had been pressed).
     44Holding down the Alt key is a bootstrapping feature, which is always available.  In addition, xtidecfg can be used to configure the BIOS to always look on a particular COM port for a server, or to automatically scan on each boot (as if the Alt key had been pressed).  See the [Manual_V2_0_0.wiki XTIDE V2.0.0 documentaiton for more details].
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    46 Note that serial ports must be the last configured IDE controller.  Xtidecfg will move any serial ports to the end of the list if this is not already done.  This is done so that serial floppy disks, if any are presented, will be last on the list of drives.
     46Note that a serial port controller must be the last configured IDE controller.  Xtidecfg will move any serial ports to the end of the list if this is not already done.  This is done so that serial floppy disks, if any are present, will be last on the list of drives detected.
    4747
    4848= SerDrive Command Line Arguments =
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