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pearce_jj
June 18th, 2012, 11:13 PM
I wondered what resources the Xebec HDD controller in the 5160 uses, and whether it can co-exist with the XTIDE Universal BIOS?

Many thanks!

modem7
June 19th, 2012, 01:42 AM
I wondered what resources the Xebec HDD controller in the 5160 uses,
IBM's document for the controller in 'Options and Adapters' reveals:
I/O range = 320-323
IRQ = 5
DMA = 3


and whether it can co-exist with the XTIDE Universal BIOS?
What I can write is that the XTIDE card (first generation) in a clone XT that I have
happily coexists with a Longshine LCS-6220 MFM/floppy controller.

modem7
June 19th, 2012, 02:13 AM
IBM's document for the controller in 'Options and Adapters' reveals:
I/O range = 320-323
IRQ = 5
DMA = 3
And the ROM, which sits at address C800:0

pearce_jj
June 19th, 2012, 03:27 AM
Thanks. That's odd then, the drive isn't been detected by DOS with my card configured as D000h/300h.

modem7
June 19th, 2012, 03:50 AM
The XTIDE menu presents me with three boot options:
1. the floppy drive;
2. the CF connected to the XTIDE card;
3. the ST-225 connected to the Longshine MFM controller.

I can then boot from any of the three options.

My XTIDE is at the default of ROM=D000:0 / IO=300
XTIDE software version is 1.1.4