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 Post subject: Loading SCSI drivers for a custom menu app?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:22 pm 
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First I'd like to say thanks for the work on this project; although I haven't had a need for it until now, I've had it bookmarked for over a year because I knew at some point I would. I'm attempting to test some SCSI drives using SCSIMax (Maxtor), and I've noticed that the drivers for my SCSI PCI card are already included in the disk image. What I'm wondering is how I can cause them to be loaded, preferably from a custom menu so that SCSIMax would be able to read the drive. In any case, any help provided would be greatly appreciated, and if I do get this working, I will happily donate some funds to the project. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Loading SCSI drivers for a custom menu app?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:52 am 
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You might have to create another boot disk for it, customize UBCD to add
it in.

If you successfully do that, could you send me the disk image so that I
can add it to the next version of UBCD?


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 Post subject: Loading SCSI drivers for a custom menu app?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:33 am 
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I'm not one of the guys that works with DOS, but I
think the following will work:

- Create a directory in DOSAPPS called scsimax
- Copy the scsimax.exe to \dosapps\scsimax
- Create a startup.bat file in \dosapps\scsimax with:
call aspi.bat
cd \dosapps\scsimax
scsimax

- Then in custom.scn, modify the line that reads
"[F1] User-defined program" to " [F1] ScsiMax "

- Change "if ($lastkey)..; then memdisk myimage.img" to
".. then bcdw \images\freedos.img \dosapps\scsimax\startup.bat"

Let us know how this works out for you.

-- Charles


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:40 am 
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Quote:
If you successfully do that, could you send me the disk image so that I can add it to the next version of UBCD?


Not a problem.

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- Create a directory in DOSAPPS called scsimax
- Copy the scsimax.exe to \dosapps\scsimax
- Create a startup.bat file in \dosapps\scsimax with:
call aspi.bat
cd \dosapps\scsimax
scsimax


I'll probably try this out tonight, but looking quickly I don't see a file called aspi.bat anywhere in the image.

Thanks for the replies.


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 Post subject: Loading SCSI drivers for a custom menu app?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:50 am 
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> I'll probably try this out tonight, but looking quickly I
> don't see a file called aspi.bat anywhere in the image.

It's contained in one of the cab files so you
would not see it when browsing the CD. If you
select DOS/Linux Boot Disks, then select FreeDOS
after the boot process, hit ESC. Then at the
command prompt type ASPI.bat; it should run
another menu allowing you to select a SCSI driver.

Earlier, you said the UBCD contains your SCSI driver.
Where did you find this? If you found it in \scsi
this is not for the DOS environment, but another application.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:57 pm 
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Quote:
It's contained in one of the cab files so you
would not see it when browsing the CD. If you
select DOS/Linux Boot Disks, then select FreeDOS
after the boot process, hit ESC. Then at the
command prompt type ASPI.bat; it should run
another menu allowing you to select a SCSI driver.

Earlier, you said the UBCD contains your SCSI driver.
Where did you find this? If you found it in \scsi
this is not for the DOS environment, but another application.


I was looking in \scsi, so I'll try your suggestion. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Loading SCSI drivers for a custom menu app?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:17 am 
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I was looking at putting SCSIMax into the UBCD. Unfortunately, neither
the FreeDOS nor the NwDsk boot disk include ASPI drivers (except
ASPIUSB), which SCSIMax requires.

Unless there is some sort of universal SCSI boot disk modelled after
NwDsk, I think it's going to be difficult adding SCSIMax to the UBCD.


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 Post subject: Re: Loading SCSI drivers for a custom menu app?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:28 pm 
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Victor Chew wrote:
I was looking at putting SCSIMax into the UBCD. Unfortunately, neither
the FreeDOS nor the NwDsk boot disk include ASPI drivers (except
ASPIUSB), which SCSIMax requires.

Unless there is some sort of universal SCSI boot disk modelled after
NwDsk, I think it's going to be difficult adding SCSIMax to the UBCD.


Doesn't the IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test have a similar setup? It's also a good image to view the options usage in the autoexec.bat menu.

Bart's site (http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/scsitool/) also may be of intrest.


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 Post subject: Loading SCSI drivers for a custom menu app?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:39 pm 
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Thanks for the advise, but Erwin has added universal SCSI support to
FreeDOS/UBCD, so it will be available in the next UBCD release.


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