Re: [PARPORT] Antec PhotoChute
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 12:59:08 -0500 (EST)

> This device is a paralell port PCMCIA / Compact Flash adapter. I've seen
> also seen it under another name, which I can't remember. It's about the
> size of a cigarette pack, and light metallic blue in color. It contains two
> slots, one for compact flash, the other for a full size PCMCIA card. I've
> disassembled it, but haven't been able to identify the chipset on board or
> the mfr.

The best place to start trying to identify the thing would be the
install floppy. If you'd like to make an image of the floppy and
FTP it to me, I'll try to help.

        dd of=floppy_image if=/dev/fd0 bs=18k

then FTP floppy_image in binary mode to the incoming directory on and let me know it is there.
The only other device of this type that has come up here was based on
the DataStor adapter - but the interested party seems to have disappeared.

> Under WinNT, the drivers make it appear as a SCSI device. I don't know if
> it actually uses that protocol or whether it just appears that way.

NT has a DDK that allows manufacturers to implement "mini-port" drivers
that fit relatively easily into their SCSI driver system. In this case,
the mini-port driver will interpret the SCSI command packets and issue
the appropriate commands to the devices in the card slots.

Grant R. Guenther

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