Re: Problem with 2.0.24 SCSI change

Albert Cahalan (
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 23:32:40 -0500 (EST)

>> What you can do is to check with controller has his address at
>> a lower address. That controller usually booted the machine.
>> Maybe we can add a field where the driver can put in the address
>> and then decide on that the order which contoller's devices get
>> detected first.
> It's not this simple, I'm afraid. In testing just a combination
> of BusLogic MultiMaster and FlashPoint PCI boards in half a dozen
> motherboards, I've seen several different recognition orders, and
> it did not correlate with the I/O address assigned by the system BIOS.
> From discussions with BusLogic Engineering, it seems that some
> motherboard BIOS' install the host adapter BIOS extensions based
> on size, others based on PCI slot order, etc.

We can default to the method that is most common, then recognize
a few common BIOSes that do not act normal.