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FT1200 Facts, Tips & Tricks
(Rev 01)

Contents

Document History/Revision Control

General Information

Motherboard Jumper Settings

Default Slots for Add-In cards

Default IRQ Allocation

ISA
PCI

BIOS Setup

Clear CMOS
Entering BIOS Setup

Controller Card Configuration

Onboard SCSI Select configuration
DPT configuration (RAID systems only)
Adaptec 2940 Ultra /Ultra Wide SCSI Select configuration

Additional Card Setup

Adaptec 1510A
Adaptec 1510B
Specialix XIO

Configuring Windows NT 4.x to use the Adaptec 1510 card

Installing SCO OpenServer 5

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Document History / Revision Control

Rev Date Author Notes
01 4th April 1997 Jason Solomon Initial Issue

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General Information

Processor 1x200MHz Pentium Pro ™ with 256KB integrated level 2 cache
Memory Fitted with 1x32MB DIMM as standard
3 x DIMM sockets with 192MB maximum memory
72 bit, 166 pin, 60ns, 3.3v, non-buffered memory with gold plated contacts
Description
32MB DIMM
64MB DIMM
Product Code
XB56884
XB59885
SCSI Controller On-board Adaptec 7880 Ultra Wide to support internal devices
Hard Drive Accommodation 4 Drive bays (With no 5" device in lower bay)
2 Drive bays (If 5" device fitted in lower bay)
Hard drive options Description
IBM Orion 2GB
4 GB available soon
Product Code
SU58303
Floppy drive Description
Mitsubishi MF355F 3.5" 1.44MB
Product Code
None
CD ROM Description
8 Speed SONY EIDE
Product Code
SU58747
Video Description
ATI Mach 64 VT (Non 3D Rage)
Product Code
None
Power Supply 200W
Add-in cards Description
3COM 3C900 PCI Triple Combo
3COM 3C905 PCI
DPT PM2144UW Single channel RAID controller
Adaptec AHA1510b SCSI
Apricot K2 System Management
Product Code
XB59526
XB59527
XB011

UF59378
XB60304
Tape drive options Description
Connor CTD8000R-S (4-16GB capacity, 4mm DDS-2)
HP C1533A (4-16GB capacity, 4mm DDS-2)
Product Code
SU59390
SU59390

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Motherboard Jumper Settings

1 J80 Audio enable/disable 1-2 Enable audio
2-3 Disable audio
       
2 PL86 Speaker links          
3 J40 Hard disk LED select 1-2 SCSI Disabled (IDE drives fitted)
2-3 SCSI Enabled (SCSI drives fitted)
       
4 J71 Reserved, do not move          
5 J90
J91
SCSI Enable
SCSI Type
1-2 Enable SCSI
2-3 Disable SCSI
Non Ultra SCSI = Link ON
Ultra Wide SCSI = Link OFF
       
6 PL70/71 Case connections Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Row A (PL70)
Power (PSU control)
Power return
Connected to pin 6
Keyed
Hard disk LED signal
Hard disk LED pullup
Ground
Keylock switch
Keylock switch return
Power on LED signal
Power on LED return
Standby LED signal
Standby LED return
Reset switch return
Reset switch
Row B (PL71)
Standby switch
Standby switch return
Vcc
Keyed
IRDA input
Ground
IRDA output
Ground
Not used
Not used
Speaker out (BEEP)
Message LED signal
Message LED pullup
Not used
Not used
   
7 PL20 Front bezel daughterboard          
8 PL74/75 Fan connectors          
9 J70 Reserved, do not move          
10 J72 Battery disconnect 1-2 Normal
2-3 Discharge (1 second)
       
11 J1 to J4 CPU clock divisor J1
1
J2
1
J3
1
J4
1
Ratio
12 J32 Board bus frequency No jumper fitted = 60MHz
Jumper fitted = 66 MHz
       
13 J30

J31
BIOS links (Recovery)

BIOS links (Program Enable)
1-2 Recover
2-3 Normal
1-2 Enable
2-3 Disable
       
14 J60 Floppy drive setting 1-3 & 2-4 3-mode operation
3-4 Standard 2-mode drives
       

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Default Slots For Add-In Cards

PCI Slot
ATI Mach 64VT 1
3COM 3C900 2
Shared PCI/ISA Slot
DPT PM2144UW-RC 3
ISA Slot
Adaptec AHA-1510 4
Apricot K2 6

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Default IRQ Allocation

ISA IRQ
Adaptec 1510 9
K2 System Management 10
PCI
(Defaults settings if not used by ISA cards)
On-board Adaptec SCSI controller 11
DPT PM2144UW-RC 10

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BIOS Set-up

Clear CMOS

To Erase the CMOS move motherboard jumper J72 to position 2-3 and then return to the 1-2 position.

Entering BIOS Set-up

Press "F1" on Boot to enter these configuration screens

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Controller Card Configuration

Onboard SCSI Select configuration

  • Press <CNTL> <A> at the following prompt:
  • "Adaptec AIC-7880 Ultra/Ultra W BIOS Vx.xx
    Press
    <CNTL> <A> for SCSI Select ™ Utility!"
  • Select Configure/View Host Adapter Settings. Press <ret>.
  • Press F6, to select default settings.
  • Select YES <ret> to reset all options to default settings.
  • Select SCSI Device Configuration. Press <ret>.
  • Go to SEND START UNIT COMMAND by pressing the down arrow 4 times.
  • Press <ret>, select YES <ret>.
  • Repeat step 4.7 for devices 1 through to 15.
  • Press <esc>
  • Select ‘Advanced Configuration options’, press <ret>
  • Select ‘Support for Ultra Wide SCSI Speed’, <ret>.
  • Select ENABLE, <ret>.
  • Press <esc> twice.
  • Select YES to save changes, <ret>
  • Press <esc> and select YES <ret> to exit.
  • Press <ret> to reboot.

 

DPT configuration (RAID systems only)

  • Press CNTL-D to configure the DPT RAID controller
  • Press F9 to select default settings
  • Press Y to save settings.
  • Press <esc>

 

Adaptec 2940 Ultra /Ultra Wide SCSI Select configuration

  • If an Adaptec 2940 Ultra/ Ultra Wide is installed you will be prompted to press CNTL-A a second time.
  • Press <CNTL-A> at the following prompt:
  • "Adaptec AHA2940 Ultra/ Ultra W BIOS Vx.xx
    Press <CNTL><A> for SCSI Select ™ Utility!"
  • Select Configure/View Host Adapter Settings. Press <ret>.
  • Press F6, to select default settings.
  • Select YES <ret> to reset all options to default settings.
  • Select SCSI Device Configuration. Press <ret>.
  • Go to SEND START UNIT COMMAND by pressing the down arrow 4 times.
  • Press <ret>, select YES <ret> to set SCSI Device #0
  • SET SCSI Devices 1 through to 15 = YES
  • Press <esc>.
  • Select ‘Advanced Configuration options’, press <ret>
  • Select ‘Support for Ultra Wide SCSI Speed’, <ret>.
  • Select ENABLE, <ret>.
  • Press <esc> twice.
  • Select YES to save changes, <ret>
  • Press <esc> and select YES <ret> to exit.
  • Press <ret> to reboot.

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Additional Card Setup

Adaptec 1510A

Configure using "F1" setup

Select the following options from the main menu :

"Plug and Play", "Interrupt Resources" change Interrupt 9 to ISA Legacy
"Plug and Play", "I/O Port Resources" and set 340h-35fh to ISA Legacy

 

Configure switch settings on the card

Ensure only I9 is jumpered so that the correct Interrupt and I/O address are used

 

Adaptec 1510B

Configure using "F1" setup

Select the following options from the main menu :

"Plug and Play", "Interrupt Resources" change Interrupt 9 to ISA Legacy
"Plug and Play", "I/O Port Resources" and set 340h-35fh to ISA Legacy

Configure switch settings on the card

Set all switches on the card off for I/O address 340-35F

Configure the card using the 1510CFG.EXE utility

Select the following options from the main menu :

"Configure/View Host Adapter Settings"
"Advanced Configuration Options", "ISA Plug and Play Mode" and change to "Disabled"
"Advanced Configuration Options", "Plug and Play SCAM Support" and change to "Disabled"
"Advanced Configuration Options", "Host Adapter Interrupt (IRQ) Channel" and change to "9"

 

Specialix XIO

Configure using "F1" setup

Select the following options from the main menu :

"Advanced Setup", "ROM Shadowing" change D8000h-DFFFFh to Disabled
"Plug and Play", "Memory Resources" change D8000-DFFFF to ISA Legacy

Configure switch settings on the ca

Set the card to D8000, this can be done by changing the following settings on the card :

SW1=0
SW2=D
LK1=8

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Configuring Windows NT 4.0 to use the Adaptec 1510 SCSI card on the FT1200

Problems have been encountered with installing an Adaptec 1510 card into the FT1200 running Windows NT 4.0. As default the Windows NT driver for the Adaptec 1510 uses IRQ11, this is also used by the onboard 7880 controller on the FT1200. If this is left unchanged, NT will fail to boot and display an "INACCESSABLE BOOT DEVICE" error.

The Windows NT Adaptec 1510 driver can be re-configured to use a separate IRQ address. This can be done by editing the Windows NT System Registry.

Install the Adaptec 1510 card into the FT1200, making sure that the jumper on the card is set to IRQ 9 (the 1510A card is controlled by jumpers on the card, the 1510B card is controlled by software and can be configured using the 1510CFG program available from Area 41 of the BBS).

Select Settings, Control Panel, SCSI Adapters. Click on the Drivers tab option and select Add, choose Adaptec from the Manufacturers list and Adaptec AHA-1510 SCSI Host Adapter from the SCSI Adapter list box and click OK.

You will be asked "Do you want to restart your computer now ?", select No and click OK. (If you continue to reboot the system you will not be able to boot NT because of the "INACCESSABLE BOOT DEVICE" error).

The System Registry should then be modified to change the IRQ address of the 1510 card.

The following steps should be taken to modify the System Registry:-

Select Start, Run and enter REGEDT32 as the program name to invoke the System Registry Editor

Select the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE on Local Machine section

Select SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Services

Sparrow

Once Sparrow is selected add the following by using Edit, Add Key :-

Parameters

Device0

Select Device0, choose Edit and Add Value

Enter Value: DriverParameter, accept data type REG_SZ
Enter string IRQ=9

Once the above has been completed exit the System Registry and shutdown Windows NT. Windows NT is now configured to use the Adaptec 1510 card and will not try to boot from this device.

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Installing SCO OpenServer 5

The following instructions are for installing SCO OpenServer 5.02 from IDE CD onto a disk from the on-board Adaptec controller

  • Boot the machine from the "SCO OpenServer Boot disk"
  • The SCO Openserver Boot : prompt will be displayed, at this point, type the following boot string :

defbootstr ahslink="alad wd" Sdisk=alad(0,0,0,0)

  • You will be asked to install the alad disk, you must now insert the disk labelled "SCO Advanced Hardware Supplement, Boot-time Loadable Drivers"

Select 21 to replace the alad routine
Select r to replace the wd routine

  • You will now be asked which media device you wish to install the product from, select the following :
Media device to be used : SCSI CD ROM
SCSI Adapter Type : wd
Host Adapter : 1
SCSI ID : 0
SCSI LUN : 0
SCSI BUS : 0
  • The files will now be extracted from the CD ROM drive, continue with the installation as normal, no further changes are needed.

If you are using the on-board Adaptec 7880 for hard disks, and the Adaptec 1510 for a tape device and installing from the IDE CD ROM, use the following boot string :

defbootstr ahslink="alad wd" Sdsk=alad(0,0,0,0) kernel.adapter=spad(0x340,0x9,0)

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