Re: Linux IEEE-488 (GPIB) cards?

Geert Uytterhoeven (
Tue, 7 Jul 1998 19:18:29 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 7 Jul 1998, Michael Krause wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Jul 1998 wrote:
> > Back for the serial variant of IEEE-488 - since I'm hacking Linux I'm
> > tempted to brew some interface to allow usage of a 1541 disk drive with
> > an ordinary parallel port or similar. Of course also driver software
> > is required. Something like that has already been published in the
> > German ``Amiga Magazin'', issue 5/1988, if memory serves right. Is
> > something like that already available?
> >
> > (If people are wondering why I would want something like that - the old
> > floppies are dying, they want to be backuped onto something more reliable
> > than floppies.)
> contains a link to the Catweasel home page, a floppy controller which
> can read (theoretically) all disks. The Linux driver only supports
> Amiga and IBM disks as of yet, but will be expanded soon.

Binary only, as the page mentions.

What a pity you're not allowed to release the sources. People keep on bugging
me for Linux/m68k support for the Amiga version since I wrote the Linux/m68k
support for the IDE ports on the Catweasel (no, I don't have a Catweasel).



Geert Uytterhoeven           
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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