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Date Posted:
Sep-08-2016
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About ATA Cardbus:

This driver allows you to use ATA (ATAPI) PC Cards with BeOS R4.5.x x86. You can do the followings:

Creating an installation floppy with this driver included, you can install BeOS to notebook PCs from an external ATAPI CD-ROM drive.
Similarly, you can boot BeOS R4.5 demo CD on notebook PCs from an external ATAPI CD-ROM drive and you can confirm compatibility of devices or something without purchasing and installing BeOS.
You can use various ATA/ATAPI Cards such as ATA flash cards and ATAPI CD-ROM. (However, you can't hot-plug the cards nor coexist with R4.5 standard PC Card support)

INSTALLING BEOS

This section describes how to install BeOS to your notebook PC from a PC-Card connected ATAPI CD-ROM drive.

REQUIREMENTS

Notebook PC
ATAPI PC-Card connected CD-ROM drive
Floppy drive
BeOS R4.5.x installation floppy and CD
Environment where you create an installation floppy (BeOS, Windows 95/98/NT, Linux, FreeBSD etc.)
Notebooks that can't use a floppy drive and a PC Card (CD-ROM) simultaneously (e.g Libretto) are not supported.

If your notebook has BIOS configuration item to switch CardBus or non-CardBus, choose non-CardBus. Disable the CD-ROM bootable feature if any.

Use the AC adapter (or battery) for your CD-ROM drive's power supply or it may malfunction with power supply from the PC. A card with both CardBus mode and 16-bit mode must be set to 16-bit mode.

It is recommended that a BFS partition be created in advance with PartitionMagic etc.

CREATING AN INSTALLATION FLOPPY

Create an installation floppy with this driver included. Prepare a blank floppy. Procedure depends on your environment.

BeOS (R4.x x86/PowerPC)
Copy /BeOS_Tools/zbeos from the CD to the directory where you have extracted the archive or prepare the original installation floppy, and then

$ sh mkflp.sh
Linux or *BSD
Copy /zbeos from the CD to the directory where you have extracted the archive or prepare the original installation floppy, and then

$ sh mkflp.sh
Windows 95/98/NT
Copy \zbeos from the CD to the directory where you have extracted the archive and then

C:\>MKFLP
Now you have an installation floppy with the driver.

BOOTING

Connect the CD-ROM drive to the notebook PC (either slot will do if your PC has two), insert the R4.5.x CD-ROM and boot the system with the installation floppy you have created above. You can install BeOS when the Installer comes up.

With a similar procedure you can boot BeOS R4.5 demo CD.

USING ATA/ATAPI CARDS

This section describes how to use ATA/ATAPI PC Cards with this driver. You can use ATA flash cards, ATAPI CD-ROM drive, digital camera memory cards etc.

As this driver controls PC Cards by itself, it cannot coexist with BeOS R4.5.x standard PC Card support. You cannot hot-plug the cards and have to boot BeOS with your cards inserted.

REQUIREMENTS

i82365 compatible PC Card controller or CardBus controller
ATA/ATAPI PC Cards (ATA hard disk cards, ATA flash cards, ATAPI CD-ROM drive etc.)
BeOS R4.5.x x86
Refer to "INSTALLING BEOS" for configuration of the PC and the cards.

If you use a desktop PC with a PC Card adapter, the adapter must be ISA connected. You cannot use parallel/IDE/SCSI/USB connected adapters, PCI connected only (i.e. CardBus only) adapters or adapters compatible only with limited types of cards. In addition, reserve as "legacy ISA" as many IRQs as the cards you are to use simultaneously.

USAGE

Extract the archive, go to the directory and run:

$ make install
The driver (atacard) will be copied in ~/config/add-ons/kernel/busses/ide/. Then edit /system/boot/Bootscript so that BeOS standard PC Card support (cardmgr) won't run.

Reboot BeOS with the card(s) inserted. You should be able to mount and access your cards as well as ordinary hard disks and CD-ROMs.

To enable BeOS PC Card support again,

$ cardmgr &
or restore Bootscript and reboot.

To uninstall this driver, go to the directory and run:

$ make uninstall
Be sure to restore Bootscript.



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