Re: Sound Blaster II - SCSI

Albert Cahalan (
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 16:47:28 -0400 (EDT)

From: george harold byrkit <>
>> I am trying to get the scsi to work on my Sound Blaster II.
>> Basicly it gives 0 hosts detected... Any help in E-MAIL would
>> be great. Also if you could point me to a mail-list that would
>> help me with this I would be greatful.
> I have one of those cards (now on the shelf...) and as I recall you had
> to provide a line like: ramdisk=aha152x, ...(otherstuff to specify IRQ,
> etc), as documented in the SCSI HOWTO for that controller.

Rather user-hostile I think. OS/2 detected the SCSI w/o any problem,
and OS/2 is not even known for great hardware support. The board is
not PnP or anything else fancy, it is just an aha152x w/o a BIOS.

It seems Linux expects a BIOS. Well, there isn't one. Since OS/2
doesn't seem to use the Win95 "crash until you succeed" policy,
I'll guess that the sound card driver at least provides a hint.
(something like "if SB16, look for aha152x")