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Old 31 August 2005, 16:15   #16
a_petri
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fmcpma
Isn't WinUAE's emulation of a hard drive "real"?
Yes, it is, but it is done through emulated AmigaOS device drivers (AFAIK uaehdf.device for hard disk image files,and uaescsi.device for actual hard disks), and not by emulating a hard disk controller *hardware*.

Minix expects an A2091 compatible SCSI host adapter, and it accesses it directly, without using any AmigaOS drivers. Therefore Minix hard disk support under WinUAE would require a precise hardware-level emulation of the A2091 card, and I suppose it would be too much effort for a relatively minimal improvement.
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