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Slackware Boot Kernel Image Descriptions (for IDE)

aztech.i CD-ROM drives: Aztech CDA268-01A, Orchid CD-3110, Okano/Wearnes CDD110, Conrad TXC, CyCDROM CR520, CR540.
bare.i This is the disk image to use for installation on most IDE based PCs. It includes support for IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM drives. Most CD-ROM drives made today fall into this category.
bareapm.i This disk is the same as the bare.i image, with the addition of Advanced Power Management support. This is usually used on laptops to check the battery level, or to put the machine in standby or sleep mode. On machines that aren't laptops, it can cause booting problems.
cdu31a.i Sony CDU31/33a CD-ROM.
cdu535.i Sony CDU531/535 CD-ROM.
cm206.i Philips/LMS cm206 CD-ROM with cm260 adapter card.
goldstar.i Goldstar R420 CD-ROM (sometimes sold in a 'Reveal Multimedia Kit').
isp16.i Supports ISP16/MAD16/Mozart CD-ROM drives. Boot time command line options (or 'append=' options in /etc/lilo.conf) are:
isp16=port,irq,dma,drive_type
Valid values for drive_type include: Sanyo, Panasonic (same as Sanyo), Sony and Mitsumi. Default values are: port=0x340, irq=0, dma=0, drive_type=Sanyo
lowmem.i This is a really stripped-down Linux kernel which might be useful for installing on IDE systems with a low amount of RAM (less than 8MB). If bare.i runs into problems, you might try this. NOTE: On systems with extremely low memory (4MB), ZipSlack plus the fourmeg.zip add-on (found in the zipslack directory) may boot and run even in cases where lowmem.i doesn't.
mcd.i NON-IDE Mitsumi CD-ROM support.
mcdx.i Improved NON-IDE Mitsumi CD-ROM support.
net.i An IDE/ATAPI bootdisk with Ethernet support. Use this for installing over a network to an IDE hard drive.
no_kbd.i This version of bare.i is a workaround for a problem: Some newer P2/Celeron systems have been known to reboot themselves as the kernel is starting up. This seems to happen as the keyboard LEDs are reset. The no_kbd.i does not reset the keyboard LEDs, and will boot correctly on most machines with this symptom. A BIOS upgrade from the motherboard manufacturer may fix the problem.
no_pci.i If you're having problems with a hang during PCI probing, try this IDE-supporting bootdisk without PCI BIOS support. Some old PCI motherboards have BIOS bugs and may crash if "PCI bios support" is enabled, but they run fine without this option. In many cases the BIOS can be fixed with a flash update from the motherboard manufacturer's web site.
optics.i Optics Storage 8000 AT CD-ROM (the 'DOLPHIN' drive).
pportide.i This is an extended version of bare.i will support for a wide variety of parallel-port IDE devices. Supports parallel-port products from MicroSolutions, Hewlett-Packard, SyQuest, Imation, Avatar, and other manufacturers.
sanyo.i Sanyo CDR-H94A CD-ROM support.
sbpcd.i Matsushita, Kotobuki, Panasonic, CreativeLabs (Sound Blaster), Longshine and Teac NON-IDE CD-ROM support. IMPORTANT! I can't possibly stress enough that this disk is *not* for IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM drives, which include nearly all of the drives made by these manufacturers recently. For IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM drives, use bare.i.
testkern.i This is a disk built with a recent development kernel, such as linux-2.1.125.
xt.i MFM (very very old) hard drive support.


Slackware Boot Kernel Image Descriptions (for SCSI)

7000fast.s Western Digital 7000FASST SCSI support.
advansys.s This bootdisk supports all AdvanSys SCSI controllers, including some SCSI cards included with HP CD-R/RW drives, the Iomega Jaz Jet SCSI controller, and the SCSI controller on the Iomega Buz multimedia adapter.
aha152x.s Adaptec 152x SCSI support. This supports the AHA-1510, AHA-1520, AHA-1522, and AHA-2825 SCSI host adapters.
aha1542.s Adaptec 1542 SCSI support.
aha1740.s Adaptec 1740 SCSI support.
aha2x4x.s Adaptec AIC7xxx SCSI support. These include the 274x EISA cards, 284x VLB cards, 294x PCI cards, 394x PCI cards, 3985 PCI card, and several versions of the Adaptec built-in SCSI controllers on various PC motherboards.
aic7890.s This bootdisk supports some SCSI controllers using very recent versions of the Adaptec aic7xxx chipset. If aha2x4x.s doesn't work for you, try this. This may also provide better performance for other aic7xxx cards.
am53c974.s AMD AM53/79C974 SCSI support.
buslogic.s This supports BusLogic MultiMaster and FlashPoint SCSI controllers.
dtc3280.s DTC (Data Technology Corp) 3180/3280 SCSI support.
eata_dma.s DPT EATA-DMA SCSI support. (Boards such as PM2011, PM2021, PM2041, PM3021, PM2012B, PM2022, PM2122, PM2322, PM2042, PM3122, PM3222, PM3332, PM2024, PM2124, PM2044, PM2144, PM3224, PM3334.)
eata_isa.s DPT EATA-ISA/EISA SCSI support. (Boards such as PM2011B/9X, PM2021A/9X, PM2012A, PM2012B, PM2022A/9X, PM2122A/9X, PM2322A/9X)
eata_pio.s DPT EATA-PIO SCSI support. (PM2001 and PM2012A)
fdomain.s This supports Future Domain's 16-bit SCSI host adapters (TMC-1660/1680, TMC-1650/1670, TMC-3260, TMC-1610M/MER/MEX) and other adapters based on the Future Domain chipsets (Quantum ISA-200S, ISA-250MG; Adaptec AHA-2920; and at least one IBM board).
gdt.s This is a bootdisk for all SCSI Disk Array Controllers (EISA/ISA/PCI) manufactured by ICP Vortex.
ibmmca.s This is a bootdisk based on a development kernel which supports MicroChannel Architecture, found in some IBM PS/2 machines and laptops. It is a bus system similar to PCI or ISA. Support for most MCA SCSI, Ethernet, and Token Ring adapters is included.
in2000.s Always IN2000 SCSI support.
iomega.s IOMEGA PPA3 parallel port SCSI support. This supports the parallel-port Zip drive as a Linux SCSI device. It does not support the ZipPlus drive (but you can use a ZipPlus with Linux if you attach it to a SCSI controller. It works better that way, anyway. :)
n53c406a.s NCR 53c406a SCSI support.
n_5380.s NCR 5380 and 53c400 SCSI support. This is the generic NCR family of SCSI controllers, not to be confused with the NCR 53c7 or 8xx controllers. An example of a controller that uses the NCR53c400 chip is the Trantor T130B.
n_53c7xx.s NCR 53c7xx, 53c8xx SCSI support. (Most NCR PCI SCSI controllers use this driver)
n_53c8xx.s This is the FreeBSD NCR driver adapted to Linux for the NCR53C8XX family of PCI-SCSI controllers. This driver supports parity checking, tagged command queuing, fast SCSI II transfer up to 10 MB/s with narrow SCSI devices and 20 MB/s with wide scsi devices. It also supports Ultra SCSI data transfers with NCR53C860 and NCR53C875 controllers.
no_kbd.s This version of scsi.s is a workaround for a problem: Some newer P2/Celeron systems have been known to reboot themselves as the kernel is starting up. This seems to happen as the keyboard LEDs are reset. The no_kbd.s does not reset the keyboard LEDs, and will boot correctly on most machines with this symptom. A BIOS upgrade from the motherboard manufacturer may fix the problem.
no_pci.s If you're having problems with a hang during PCI probing, try this SCSI-supporting bootdisk without PCI BIOS support. Some old PCI motherboards have BIOS bugs and may crash if "PCI bios support" is enabled, but they run fine without this option. In many cases the BIOS can be fixed with a flash update from the motherboard manufacturer's web site.
old_cd.s This disk is provided in the unlikely event that someone needs to install from an old CD-ROM drive on a proprietary (*not* SCSI or IDE/ATAPI) interface to a hard drive on a SCSI controller. This disk supports most Linux supported SCSI controllers, plus the CD-ROM drives supported by these bootdisks: aztech.i, cdu31a.i, cdu535.i, cm206.i, goldstar.i, isp16.i, mcd.i, mcdx.i, optics.i, sanyo.i, and sbpcd.i.
pas16.s Pro Audio Spectrum/Studio 16 SCSI support.
qlog_fas.s ISA/VLB/PCMCIA Qlogic FastSCSI! support. (also supports the Control Concepts SCSI cards based on the Qlogic FASXXX chip)
qlog_isp.s Supports all Qlogic PCI SCSI controllers, except the PCI-basic, which is supported by the AMD SCSI driver found on the am53c974.s bootdisk.
scsi.s A generic SCSI bootdisk, with support for most SCSI controllers that work under Linux. (NOTE: This disk wastes a lot of memory, since it contains nearly *all* of the SCSI drivers. If you know which SCSI controller your system has, it's *far* better to use the disk designed especially for it. But, if you don't know, then this generic disk might just work for you.)
scsinet.s Supports most SCSI controllers, plus most ethernet cards. Use this for installing over a network to a SCSI drive.
seagate.s Seagate ST01/ST02, Future Domain TMC-885/950 SCSI support.
tekram.s This bootdisk supports the Tekram DC390(T) PCI SCSI Hostadapter with the Am53C974A chip, and perhaps other cards using the same chip. It does not support the DC390W/U/F adaptor with the NCR/Symbios chips - for those cards, use the n_53c8xx.s bootdisk.
testkern.s This is a generic SCSI supporting disk built with a recent development kernel such as linux-2.1.125.
trantor.s Trantor T128/T128F/T228 SCSI support.
ultrastr.s UltraStor 14F, 24F, and 34F SCSI support.
ustor14f.s UltraStor 14F and 34F SCSI support.


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