Why don't you just try to replace the SASI-to-MFM-plus-HD part with a SCSI disk, and modify the kernel appropriately (if even necessary)? I've done a 6502 SCSI interface based on an old SASI interface published by some magazin, and used it up to a 4GByte SCSI-II Ultra-wide (with 16-to-8 bit adapter) SCSI drive in async mode. See http://www.6502.org/users/andre/csa/scsi/index.html and http://www.6502.org/users/andre/hwinfo/scsi.html Although, IIRC last time I looked at the D90x0 schematics, I actually didn't find the SASI interface, but I might have missed it. André > I think the info about SASI was largely in Shugart docs, and probably > mostly with the S-100 crowd. By the time disk were hitting the home > market in quantity, SASI was replaced by SCSI. > > If you know anything about the earliest SCSI implementations > (especially how drives and controllers handled the lack of an IDENTIFY > packet to query the drive geometry), SASI will look very familiar. > It's probably possible to untangle the code on the DOS board by using > an ACB4000 programmers manual as a guide to deciphering the packets > sent. Knowing what packets the "middle board" supports would be very > helpful, but one could make educated guesses based on other SASI and > early SCSI "bridge" boards. -- Psssst! Schon vom neuen GMX MultiMessenger gehört? Der kann`s mit allen: http://www.gmx.net/de/go/multimessenger01 Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-04-19 22:11:26
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