Book details of 'PC Hardware Configuration Guide for DOS and Solaris'
|Title||PC Hardware Configuration Guide for DOS and Solaris|
|Publisher||Prentice Hall PTR|
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Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
Although it could be used for DOS configuration as well, the primary purpose of
this book is to assist users who are installing Solaris x86.
For those wondering about installing Solaris on a home machine, this would be
cheaper than buying Solaris and then finding you need to upgrade a lot of
hardware, first. However, while the book is helpful in a number of areas,
there are significant gaps. Solaris CD-ROM operation is limited to SCSI (Small
Computer Systems Interface) adapters, but the overview of IRQ and DMA settings
included neither a CD-ROM nor SCSI listing. Appendix C does give suggested
settings for a number of SCSI cards in the same way that Appendix F lists
network cards. As the MicroHouse encyclopedias can demonstrate, though, this
only scratches the surface of the available hardware.
There are detailed, and likely useful, sections for different types of hard
drives. (With occasional errors--IDE drives *can* be formatted without special
hardware.) Ultimately, however, users will have to be pretty good at
configuring Intel/BIOS machines already.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 1995
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