README.TXT Driver File Contents (fpwin95.exe)

BusLogic FlashPoint PCI SCSI Host Adapter Driver
For Microsoft Windows 95
Version 3.00



I. Introduction
===============

This README file contains compressed installation instructions and
notes on configuring tunable paramenters for the BusLogic FlashPoint
Windows 95 device driver.  For more detailed installation instructions
and other information, please refer to the manual included with the
software package.



II. Installation
================

This installation procedure describes the steps involved in installing
the FlashPoint protected-mode driver under Windows 95.

    1.  Use the FlashPoint DOS ASPI driver, FLASHPT.SYS, to do the
	initial portion of Win95 install from CDROM.  After the system
	prompts you to reboot, it continues through the rest of Win95
	installation normally using only the BIOS.  At no point during
	the install will you be prompted to provide the FlashPoint device
	driver.

    2.  When the installation is finished and the system is rebooted
	for the first time, a warning message appears noting that the
	system is not configured for optimal performance.
			 
    3.  Press the "Details" button.  (The message indicates that all
	devices are running in MS-DOS compatibility mode.  This is because
	all I/O requests are still routed through the BIOS interface and
	the FlashPoint protected-mode driver has not yet been installed.)

    4.  Click the Device Manager button.  Once in the Device Manager, the
	following is displayed:

	    ? Other Devices

    5.  Click on "? Other Devices", then on "PCI SCSI Bus Controller".

    6.  Choose "Change Driver", "Other Devices", "Unknown Devices", and
	"Have Disk" options, respectively.  You will be prompted to
	insert the the driver diskette for the unrecognized card.

    7.  Place the Device Drivers diskette containing the FlashPoint
	Windows 95 driver in drive A:.  (The diskette contains two files --
	FLASHPT.MPD and FLASHPT.INF.)

    8.  After providing the diskette containing the driver, a popup message
	displays, stating:

	    BusLogic FlashPoint PCI SCSI Adapter Has a ROM
	    Windows cannot determine whether it can remove this
	    device safely. To try removing this device, make sure
	    you have closed all your documents and programs and
	    then click Test.

	    If the test is successful, you can probably remove this
	    device safely.  If you encounter problems, you cannot remove
	    this device safely while Windows is running.


	Caution:
	-------
	Avoid running the test as it hangs the system.

    9.  At this point, you will be prompted to reboot so the new changes
	can take effect.



III. Configuring Tunable Parameters
=====================================

The following tunable (user-configurable) parameter(s) are supported:

    MaxQueueTags  - Parameter to control the maximum queue tag
		    depth on tagged queuing devices attached to
		    a given adapter.  The driver defaults to a
		    tag queue depth of 8. Valid values are 1 to 60.

To modify a tunable parameter under Windows 95, invoke the Windows 95
Device Manager as follows:

    1.  From the Control Panel, choose Settings, then click on the System
	icon.

    2.  Click on the Device Manager button.

    3.  Click on SCSI Controllers.

    4.  Click on BusLogic FlashPoint SCSI Host Adapters.

    5.  Click on the Settings button.

    6.  At the Adapter Settings prompt, type in the tunable parameter
	(multiple parameters must be separated by a semicolon).

	Example:  To specify a maximum tag queue depth, where xx is a
	value between 1 and 60 inclusive, type:

	    MaxQueueTags=xx

    7. You are done.















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