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Subject: RE: [9fans] Adaptec 274x, 3Com 3c900 "boomerang", Matrox Millenium

From: Nigel Roles <ngr@[REDACTED]>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 17:05:06 -0000

274x - that's the Vesa Local Bus controller. Is that right? If you meant
294x (PCI), then there is a glimmer of hope, in that I mounted a DOS
partition last night via a 2940UW controller. It'll be a time yet before
I ship.

Matrox Millenium - Matrox were not very forthcoming a time back, so "no
manual, no driver". I think they are more helpful now, so it needs
someone desperate enough to do the work. I'd go and buy a different

The Plan 9 FTP site works for me.

In general though to install you need to build a new kernel, which
implies you have an already working machine. To this end I maintain a
nasty IDE drive in my machine to boot from.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: elliott []
>Sent: Thursday, January 15, 1998 3:33 PM
>To: 9fans
>Subject: [9fans] Adaptec 274x, 3Com 3c900 "boomerang", Matrox Millenium
>Having read the documents, skimmed through the manuals and finally
>having found a disc that I can install Plan 9 on, I'm getting this
>sinking feeling that none of my hardware is supported. The Plan 9 FAQ
>reckons that there's no Adaptec 274x driver, forsyth says he has a
>driver for the 3c900 (is this in pcdist?) and I've seen no mention of
>the Matrox Millenium (but VGA will do fine in the beginning).
>I'm unable to log in to the Plan 9 FTP site, and can't remember ever
>having successfully logged in there. Downloading from the web site seems
>to work, if a little slowly.
>Anyway, how do you rate my chances of running acme in the near future?
>Elliott Hughes - GeneData AG, Postfach 254, CH-4016 Basel, Switzerland