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SubjectRe: 2.2.0 wishlist
On Sun, 16 Jun 1996, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > There is already a project working on ISA PnP.
> > Say, isn't PnP made to for specific motherboards (read x86) and operating
> > system (read Windows 95)?
> >
> > Whatever happened to idea that I can buy one card that works for Mac,
> > Alpha, Sparc, Pentium, PowerPC, etc, etc, etc,???? Reminds me of PCI.
> > Don't you think PCI Pnp beats the purpose of PCI?
> PCI is plug and play (near enough) already. You just haven't been counting
> the number of jumpers you set on PCI cards 8)

Did you ever try to boot off a PCI SCSI controller with a BIOS/firmware
for i86 in a MIPS or Alpha machine ?

That works only with very few controllers/motherboard combinations.


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