Adaptec 39160 SCSI Controller - Firmware, v.BIOS v3.10, A03
Adaptec 39160 SCSI Controller BIOS
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Adaptec 39160 SCSI Controller BIOS
Level of Importance:Recommended
In order to create this diskette, the file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows. *NOTE: If the 39160 HBA is NOT the boot controller in your system, it is highly recommended to disable INT13h support (done in the SCSISelect boot time utility - invoked by pressing 'Ctl-A' when prompted to do so during POST) for the 39160 adapter, since this could impact interoperation with the boot controller.
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- 39160 SCSI Controller - Firmware
Fixes & Enhancements
Includes all fixes and enhancements in Dell Special code stream and Adaptec Service Pack code stream (listed below): 3.0 New Features: -Single Image -Supports Int 13h extension : check extension present, AH=30h -Supports SCSI pass through; Int 13h AH=50h -PnP header table limit is obtained from system BIOS that support the function "Get Device Count". -
key to toggle color/monochrome video display mode will be removed
-In the Host Adapter Configuration screen, the 'SCSI Termination Level' information will be
-In the Boot Device configuration screen, the 'Select SCSI Peripheral from which to boot' option
will not be available to the systems that support BIOS Boot Specification (BBS).
-In the Boot Device Configuration screen, another option will be added to configure the master
channel for the single image feature; for the Ultra160 dual channel chip, either function can be the master
-In the Advance Configuration Options screen, POST display mode will support silent, normal and
-In the Advance Configuration Options screen, 'BIOS support Int 13h extension' will be removed
-In the Disk Utilities screen, the device capacity will displayed up to XXX GB
-In the Disk Utilities screen, the format progress will be displayed if the drive does support
progress status bytes in the sense key
-EFI legacy compliance
- More robust PnP checking
- El Torito AH=4Ch, Initiate disk emulation and boot
- Allocate EBDA as needed during runtime INT 13h calls
- Fresh installation hangs on Win2k due to conflict with CHIM code
- Display capacity for SAFTE
Custom Instructions for 160FW310.exe: NOTE: For PV725N users, please refer to the online documentation "Upgrading your 39160 SCSI card firmware" available in the PV725N User Guides section of http://support.dell.com Floppy Disk Boot to Disk for 160FW310.exe Download IMPORTANT NOTE: For Netware & Linux Users, this diskette creation file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows 9x or above in order to create the bootable floppy disk. 1. Click Download Now, to download the file. 2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I Accept this Agreement. 3. When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In: window appears. 4. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop. 5. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file icon appears on your desktop. Hard Drive Floppy Disk Creation 1. Get 1 blank, formatted floppy disk. 2. Double-click the new icon (it looks like a floppy diskette) on the desktop. The Self-Extractor window appears. 3. Click Setup. A black MS-DOS window appears with a message indicating that you need 1 floppy diskette. 4. Press the [ENTER] key. A message appears prompting you to insert a blank floppy diskette. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive. 5. Press the [ENTER] key. A message appears indicating that all data on the disk will be erased. 6. Press the [y] key and then press the [ENTER] key. The files are copied to the floppy diskette. 7. After all the files have been copied to the floppy disk, press the [ENTER] key and the MS-DOS window closes. Install 1. Insert the newly created floppy disk into the Floppy drive of the system to be upgraded. 2. Reboot your system. 3. Once system has booted to diskette, follow instructions as they appear on the system console. They will guide you through the update process, including the subsequent reboots needed to clear the card of legacy image information. Refer to README.TXT file for more information.
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