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Date:      Sun, 09 Sep 1956 16:38:36 -0700
From:      scott mcneil <>
Subject:   Adaptec 2940AU PCI SCSI Driver?
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FreeBSD 2.1 from Walnut Creek CD-ROM

Iwill P55TV running Intel P133 on TritonIII chipset with onboard 
Adaptec AIC 7860 chip (same as 2940AU PCI SCSI {?} ) and Award BIOS

SCSI Devices:
Quantum Fireball HD and Toshiba CD-ROM player

I purchased the above hardware after reading the FreeBSD Handbook on 
supported configurations.
  >>My problem is that the FreeBSD floppy boot does not recognize the 

In frustration I loaded a small DOS partition followed by the Adaptec 
EZ-SCSI Lite DOS driver which loaded fine and allowed the running of 
the CDROM player. (However I did get the message that I am running an 
Adaptec PCI SCSI Host Adapter, not a straight 2940. Adaptec tech 
support claims that their *lite* driver is a crippled product and that 
the hardware really is running as a 2949AU. Just buy our *real* driver 
on CD, they say. Hmm, this is not what I want to hear...)

Question #1:
Is there a FreeBSD driver for either the Adaptec PCI SCSI Host Adapter 
or the 2940AU PCI SCSI running on the AIC 7860 chip?

Question #2:
I've read in the BSD archives a couple of instances of other people 
having problems with their Iwill mainboard and was wondering if you 
know of any positive resolutions?

Much thanks!


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