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By ellerdch ·
How do I create a Windows 9x boot disk that will recognize my SCSI cd-rom?

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by gary In reply to SCSI Boot Disk

You need to get DOS drivers!

For example if your SCSI card is an Adaptec then go to thier website (http://www.adaptec.com) and download the DOS driver files.

You are looking for DOS ASPI drivers.

I hope that this answer helps you.

Regards,

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Gary Williams

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by ellerdch In reply to SCSI Boot Disk

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by JimBb In reply to SCSI Boot Disk

Depends a bit on the SCSI-controller you have.
Usually you need a bootable diskette, with any DOS files you may need (don't forget MSCDEX.EXE), and with something like
DEVICE=scsi-driver.SYS
DEVICE=scsi-cd-driver.SYS /D=CDROM01
in your config.sys file, and in autoexec.bat:
MSCDEX /D=CDROM01
-"CDROM01" is just a label you use to tell to MSCDEX which CD (in case there are more) to use, it can be any string of 8 characters.
-scsi-driver.SYS may need parameters too, like I/O address or so, depending on the adapter. Most recent drivers however are smart enough to find their own cards.
-Some CD drivers require that a line like
DEVICE=scsi-aspi-driver.SYS
is in your config.sys as well.

The major SCSI controller manufacturers will put everything in a nice file to download, including examples for your config.sys, sometimes even an MSCDEX.EXE (check if it runs on the DOS version you use for your diskette!), and sometimes even a nice installer.
By the way...
-some CD-applicationsdon't like WIN95-formatted diskettes, and need "real" MS-DOS.
-some CD-applications don't like "CDROM" for a label for the CD-driver.
-you may need to add a line like "FILES=20" or so to your config.sys
... but all that depends on the applicationyou wish to run from your CD of course.

Jim

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by Jolly Roger In reply to SCSI Boot Disk

The Windows 98 Second Edition should work out of the package. If not, it shouldn't need too much help, assuming your SCSI host adapter has DOS/real-mode drivers available. Good luck!

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