Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration Guide

Unrecognized Devices


What to Do

How a known ISA or EISA device can be recognized by the Configuration Assistant software 

The I/O port address chosen for the unrecognized device might conflict with the I/O port adress of another system device. Provide nonconflicting address information for the unrecognized device using the system BIOS, the EISA configuration utility (ECU), or the configuration programs supplied by the hardware manufacturer. The Configuration Assistant uses that information to identify that device for the Solaris environment. 

Identifying ISA or EISA Devices--Sample Procedure

To set the configuration parameters for an ISA or EISA adapter, run the manufacturer's ECU. This utility must be run every time an ISA or EISA board is added, removed, or moved to a different bus slot. Although the function of this utility is standardized, implementations vary among manufacturers, each providing unique user interface screens or menus.

  1. Boot DOS.

    Note -

    Back up the board manufacturer's EISA configuration diskette before using it to configure your hardware.

  2. For each ISA or EISA add-in adapter to be configured, copy the EISA .cfg and .ovl configuration files from the board manufacturer's configuration diskette to the system EISA configuration diskette.

  3. Run the ECU.

    The program is called CF.EXE or CFG.EXE.

  4. For each device, set the appropriate configuration parameters and any special operating modes.