Ms-dos/windows 3.1x driver installation, Initio, Aspi disk driver command line options – Initio INI-9090U User Manual
ASPI Disk Driver Command Line Options
INIDISK.SYS is a DOS block device driver for supporting SCSI fixed disks, removable disks
and MO devices. INIDISK.SYS is automatically loaded in CONFIG.SYS start up file by the
Initio DOSSETUP or SETUP programs. INIDISK.SYS requires that the Initio ASPI Manager be
loaded. INIDISK.SYS can be loaded with either the DEVICE= or DEVICEHIGH= command.
INICD.SYS can be found on
the INI-9XXXU/9XXXUW DRIVER DISK 1
. Below is a list of
command line options and examples.
This option specifies the number of logical drives to reserve for MO
and removable disk devices. MO and removable disks media are capable of being
partitioned just like a fixed disk. For every DOS partition on the media a logical DOS
drive letter will be available. INIDISK.SYS will support as many logical drives as required
(up to the maximum supported by DOS) based on the partitioning of the media that is
present when your system boots. However, the media may be removed at any time and
a new disk may be inserted. The new disk may have more (or less) partitions then the
original disk. The /R /r option is used to reserved drive letters at start up in order to
facilitate a disk change to a disk with more partitions than the original disk present at
boot time. The value after the /R /r option determines how many drive letters will be
reserved on a device basis. For example, if the user specifies a /R4 option and there
are two removable devices attached to the SCSI bus, then a total of eight (8) drive
letters will be reserved.
This option is used to specify a Time out value to be used when sending
commands to a SCSI drive. If a SCSI drive does not respond to a command within the
specified time out then the command will be aborted and an appropriate error mes-
sage will be displayed. The time out value is specified in minutes. Valid values are 1-9
and D or d. The D or d values are used to Disable the time out mechanism. If the time
out mechanism is disabled then faulty hardware can lock up the system.
This option is used to exclude particular SCSI drives. Excluded SCSI drives are
identified by specifying the host adapter, target id and lun. These values are spereated
by a colon. Groups of SCSI drives (or wild cards) can also be identified. Below are
examples of the different ways SCSI drives can be excluded:
This will exclude the drive on Host Adapter 0, with target ID 1
and lun 2.
This will exclude the drive on Host Adapter 0, with target ID 2
MS-DOS/Windows 3.1x Driver Installation