readme.txt Driver File Contents (scsi.zip)

Product:        PowerSCSI!(tm) for DOS/Windows/NetWare 386

Version:        4.1

Date:           July 31, 1995




			PRODUCT OVERVIEW
			================

PowerSCSI! for DOS/Windows/NetWare 386 is a total SCSI solution for 
Future Domain's line of controllers and integrated circuits (IC). 


		    For DOS and Windows Users
		    -------------------------

Under DOS and Windows, support is provided for the following SCSI 
peripherals :

		 SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 Fixed Disks
		 SCSI-1 andSCSI-2 CD-ROM Drives

In addition, the following software interfaces are supported:

		 Future/CAM (Common Access Method)
		 ASPI (Advanced SCSI Programming Interface)
		 Interrupt 13H
		 Interrupt 4BH
		 FastDisk (32-bit Disk Access)
		 CD-ROM Extensions

This extensive SCSI interface support allows you to use various
third party software on any Future Domain SCSI controller and/or 
IC on motherboards.

Finally, several DOS utilities are included to exercise your 
fixed disks and CD-ROM drives. These are:

		 FDSDA    - Future Domain SCSI Diagnostic Utility
		 FDDSU    - Future Domain Disk Setup Utility
		 FDAUDIO  - DOS CD-ROM Play Audio Utility
		 FDLOCK   - Locks the CD-ROM Door
		 FDUNLOCK - Unlocks the CD-ROM Door
		 FDEJECT  - Software Eject of CD
		 FDCDTEST - Exercises the various CD-ROM functions


		    For Windows 95 Users
		    -------------------------

Built in support is provided for the Future Domain SCSI controllers in 
Windows 95.  However, ASPI based applications require the use of PowerSCSI!
to add an extra level of required support .

The following software interfaces will be added to the config.sys


		 Future/CAM (Common Access Method)
		 ASPI (Advanced SCSI Programming Interface)

These interfaces allow support of various software applications, that 
use the ASPI interface with any Future Domain SCSI controller and/or 
IC on the motherboards.


		    For NetWare 386 Users
		    ---------------------
		
Under NetWare 386 V4.X, support is provided for the following SCSI 
peripherals :

		 SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 Fixed Disks
		 SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 CD-ROM Drives
		 SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 Tape Drives
		 SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 Removables/MO/Multifunction/WORM Drives

Under NetWare 386 V3.X support is provided for the following SCSI 
peripherals :

		 SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 Fixed Disks
		 SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 CD-ROM Drives
		 SCSI-1 and SCSI-2 Removables/MO/Multifunction/WORM Drives

In addition, the following software interfaces are supported:

		 Future/AM (Common Access Method)
		 ASPI (Advanced SCSI Programming Interface)




			NEW IN THIS RELEASE
			===================

The following are the highlights of this latest release of PowerSCSI!
for DOS/Windows/NetWare 386:

   New and improved Setup program for Windows 95.

   Support of ASPI applications in Windows 95.


			  INSTALLATION
			  ============

		    For DOS AND Windows Users
		  -----------------------------

Installation of the drivers and utilities is accomplished by running
the SETUP.EXE program. This program can be run from either the DOS
shell or the Windows Program Manager. If you are using Windows, we
suggest that you run SETUP.EXE from the Program Manager. We also
encourage you to use the 'Express' installation option to minimize 
possible configuration conflicts.

SETUP.EXE will determine what drivers your system will need and
modify some or all of the following files after it has saved the old
copies:

		 CONFIG.SYS
		 AUTOEXEC.BAT
		 SYSTEM.INI

You will then be required to reboot your computer system after all
the modifications have been made.

The DOS SCSI Utilities that are in the DOSUTILS subdirectory can be
copied to your fixed disk for later reference. These utilities are to
be used only for SCSI disk preparation (FDDSU.EXE) or for diagnostic
purposes (FDSDA.EXE).



		      For Windows 95 Users
		      --------------------

The required drivers for Windows 95 are built into the operating system.
The drivers will be installed by the  Windows 95 add new hardware wizard.
For additional information on installation of the built in drivers refer
the Windows 95 Addendum.

To install ASPI support for Future Domain SCSI controllers refer to
the setup.txt file (Also on this diskette).


		      For NetWare 386 Users
		      ---------------------    

An INSTALL.EXE program is provided in the NETWARE subdirectory to
copy the appropriate Netware 386 Drivers to your Netware Server
directory. For more information on the NetWare 386 Drivers refer to
the README.NOW file in the NETWARE subdirectory.




			 TECHNICAL TIPS
			 ==============

   If you have a PCI system and are having problems with EMM386.EXE
   loaded, you need to upgrade to EMM386.EXE v4.49 shipped with
   MS-DOS v6.22. At this time, the EMM386.EXE in PC-DOS v6.x still has
   problems with PCI systems. Use another memory manager or contact
   IBM Corp. for more information.        

   Under MS-DOS Version 6.0 or later, if you have a SCSI configuration 
   that depends on conditionally executing AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS 
   file, you need to move the PowerSCSI! drivers to the appropriate 
   section(s) of your system files. The PowerSCSI! Setup program will 
   create a file with the extension MCF (CONFIG.MCF and/or AUTOEXEC.MCF) 
   that will contain the driver lines that you can later use to modify 
   your CONFIG.SYS and/or AUTOEXEC.BAT files.

   If you are using the AST PowerExec 433/SL, make sure that the Card
   Services driver (CS.EXE) in the CONFIG.SYS file specifies the command
   line switch :     /IRQ A

   The following portable computer is not supported:
	- HP Omnibook 300/450

   If you are using Windows on a Gateway 2000 Colorbook and are having
   problems with PowerSCSI!, comment out the driver V18FCAMD.386 in the
   [386Enh] section of your SYSTEM.INI file.

   If you have a notebook that uses the Databook PCMCIA Adapter and
   are having problems you need to upgrade to the Card and Socket 
   Services v3.02 or later available from Databook Incorporated.

   If FDBIOS.SYS is loaded to support a primary partition and an IDE drive
   is present which has an extended partition, the drive letters and
   volume labels displayed by DOS FDISK are incorrect. In this case
   drive letters are allocated to the IDE drive first and then the SCSI
   drive instead of primary partitions followed by extended partitions.

   To install the TMC-7000EX drivers under DOS/Windows you have to
   run SETUP from the DOS prompt and not from within Windows. If you
   intend to run SCSI drivers and/or applications in Windows you must
   add the following line to the [386Enh] section of your SYSTEM.INI
   file:

   DEVICE=C:\PWRSCSI!\VEXFCAMD.386

   In addition, if your system has a SCSI hard disk you may take advantage 
   of the 32-Bit Disk Access Support under Windows by adding the following
   lines to your SYSTEM.INI file:

   DEVICE=C:\PWRSCSI!\FDSCSI.386
   DEVICE=C:\PWRSCSI!\INT13.386
   32BitDiskAccess=ON

   NOTE: You have to manually copy the appropriate .386 files from the 
	 PowerSCSI! for DOS/Windows/NetWare 386 diskette to the 
	 C:\PWRSCSI! directory. All the .386 drivers are located
	 in the WINDOWS subdirectory of the diskette.

   If the TMC-7000EX is present in a system with other SCSI controllers, 
   the following restrictions apply :

     (1) No more than one TMC-7000EX BIOS should be enabled in the system.
     (2) If the TMC-7000EX BIOS is configured, it should be set to the
	 highest ROM address of all the SCSI controllers present.

   The Conner Backup Exec V3.1 for Windows is not supported in this 
   release of PowerSCSI!. Please contact Conner for an updated version 
   of the software.

   The Interrupt 4BH Interface driver (INT4BCAM.SYS) does not support
   hot pluggability in the SCSI2GO card. We suggest that all devices
   using Interrupt 4BH calls be installed prior to booting your
   system.

   Future Domain does not recommend any specific version of CD-ROM
   Extensions. If you have any problems with your CD-ROM extensions
   you will need to contact the specific vendor.

   On a SCSI2GO configuration, issuing DOS commands to an unplugged 
   CD-ROM drive may take longer than expected for DOS to return with
   an "Abort, Retry, Fail?" message. This is an expected behavior.



			 CUSTOMER SERVICE
			 ================

If you have any comments or questions, our Customer Service representatives
are available at the following times:

	Mondays to Fridays
	8 AM to 5 PM (PST)
	Phone: (714) 253-0440
	FAX:   (714) 253-0429


You may also correspond via the following address:

	Future Domain Corporation
	Customer Service Department
	2801 McGaw Avenue
	Irvine, CA 92714
	U.S.A.
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