Reading ESDI disks

Mattis Lind mattislind at
Thu Feb 11 14:19:02 CST 2021

Den tors 11 feb. 2021 kl 19:05 skrev Al Kossow via cctalk <
cctalk at>:

> On 2/11/21 9:25 AM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
> > I have an original IBM Enhanced ESDI ISA controller board. Could that be
> > used under Linux?
> It's unlikely anyone ever implemented a driver for it.
> Is this the one used in the PC/RT with on-board DMA mastering?

It came from an RT that had a severe case of battery explosion in it. Lots
of casualties. The ESDI controller might have survived.

It looks like this:

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