4 Slot ISA PCMCIA Adapter
9533 Under Linux
4 Slot PCMCIA Adapter
PCMCIA Drivers for DOS/OS2/Win3.1x
Unlock PCMCIA Cards
PCMCIA under W95
NT3.51 on the Big E
- A PCMCIA adapter with (4) Type 2 slots (2 in the front, 2 in
(Ed. PCMCIA controller is
an Intel SE82365SL. Intel(R) discontinued the 82365SL and 82365SL DF in
1995. The rights, tooling and technical data for the 82365SL were
given to Rochester Electronics, Inc.* (REI).
SETUP DISKETTES: It is an ISA bus system and, in common
with IBM's other PS/2 ISA bus systems, does not have a Reference diskette.
It does have a "Starter" diskette, and a "Utility" diskette which contains,
amongst other things, management utilities and drivers for the 4-slot PCMCIA
adapter that some models shipped with.
9533E Starter Diskette v1.0
9533E utilities disk version 1.0
4 Slot PCMCIA Adapter
on PCMCIA Adapter
I have nothing yet on what values correspond to the slot, rom,
or IRQ switch settings.
From Daniel Basterfield
I did come across a sideways hint at the purpose of one
of the DIP switches on the PCMCIA card, but it's the less exciting of the
four. There would appear to be 32KB of flash ROM on the card; this is described
as holding the 'socket services code' - I would interpret this as it being
firmware to sit between the SS driver API and the hardware of the PCMCIA
controllers. It is apparently addressed as two seperate 16KB blocks when
being (re)programmed; one of the switches has BLK 0 / BLK 1 markings.
These drivers are not as good as
with the ones from ISA2SLOT,
but the disk does have the Lock/Unlock and Security Manager Utility for
OS/2 and Win3.1x
PCMCIA Device Drivers for 9533
To create a diskette from the uttps131.DSK file:
- Insert a blank diskette into the A: drive
- At a DOS prompt type "LOADDSKF uttps131.DSK A:" and press Enter
- Follow the instructions on the screen
(Loaddskf.exe is included in the UTTE131.EXE file.)
I used the Play At Will software that came with the MCA
PCMCIA Adapter. If you search the subdirectories, there is all the *.idp
files. One is for the IBM 4 slot adapter. Bingo!
A problem using the PCMINSTW.EXE (Win 3.1x) program was
that it choked trying to rename the system.ini and config.sys files. How
to work around that- When it asks to make changes to config.sys (and system.ini)
tell it no. Then it will save the changed files as config.pcm and system.pcm
in the EZPLAY directory (or wherever you told the instal program to put
Then use File Manager to move the original config.sys and system.ini
to your temp directory (safety first) move the *.pcm fles to the correct
locations, rename them, dump out of Winblows, reboot, and it should work.
Did for me.
Win95 PCMCIA Support
After I got through some conceptual difficulties, I got it to
work. I chose to install it under Add New Hardware, and I didn't let Win95
autodetect it (Though it works that way, it identifies it as a PCIC or
compatible, NOT Intel.)
The default choice of I/O 03E0-03E1, IRQ works. Windows
will also instal Socket Services automatically.You do not need any DOS
IF the device you are using is visible under Explorer,
but comes up as not ready when you click on it, try reformatting it. This
was one of my problems. I could see the PC hard drive, used it to transfer
W95 setup files, but it would not respond to Exploiter. Until I reformatted
Testing the PCMCIA
The PCMCIA adapter acts as a bus from the planar to the option adapters.
If the computer has a problem, carefully remove and reseat
the riser card, any PC Cards, and the PCMCIA adapter. If, after reseating
these boards, you get an 80XX error code, replace the PCMCIA adapter.
PC Cards can be locked in place for security purposes
with the lock mechanism. Any of the four lock mechanisms can be unlocked
manually. To unlock a locked mechanism, use a pen or screwdriver (pencil
lead is made from graphite, which is a conductor. Keep it away from electrical
switches) to press its lock solenoid in the direction of the arrow shown
below. (Solenoids 1 and 3 are shown locked. Solenoids 2 and 4 are shown
The Lock/Unlock software does NOT work under W95 or NT.
If you don't care about leaving them unlocked, simply remove the solenoid
headers from J4 (front two sockets) and J3 (rear two sockets). As this
is NOT an MCA system, this does not cause any prompts for the starter disk.
I have disconnected both solenoid headers on my e and have no
problems under Win95.
After some switch twiddling, I had to pull a card out without
being able to use the blue buttons (card was locked). Trying to reinsert
the card didn't work. I looked real close- when the solenoid is in the
locked position, there is a little "finger" that sticks out to retain the
PC card. It's on the guide that has the eject buttons.
If you are curious, open the case and use a small screwdriver
to work a solenoid. The finger is toggled with the solenoid. As long as
the case is on, it's very hard to get a grip on a card with your fingers
(pliers are another story).
NT 3.51 on the Big "e"
I thought this was a twisted joke.
Well, it was not tricky, really. Rather than attach a CD-ROM drive (couldn't
figure an easy way of doing that), I simply copied the NT i386 directory
to the hard drive, and installed from there - I chose to use a 105MB PCMCIA
drive as a big diskette, and created a suitable DOS boot disk. I've swapped
the hard drive for a 512MB one, so space is not an issue. I'm using the
normal 4-port PCMCIA adapter, but haven't checked (as far as I recall)
if all four ports are available. I'd suspect only two ports are recognised.
I've just tried shoving a couple of PCMCIA devices into it, and of course
the damn security clips are activated, so I can't. Arse. I haven't had
any luck running the DOS or Windows lock Programs under NT. I can't
even get the DOS one to run under DOS! at the moment it's only got the
PCMCIA t-r adapter in it, and I can't get the bloody ethernet card back
in to prove it was working when I last used it. Argh!
Um, NT 3.51 isn't exactly nippy, but it serves well as a network device.
> are you implying that you are using a pcmcia adapter under 3.51?
Nothing to tell - it saw it, and installed the drivers
- the PCMCIA device is started, basically. I'm not sure how to check whether
it's running as two instances of a two-port driver, or one instance of
a four-port driver.
> I suppose I could try 4.0 on my e. As it uses the i82365SL pcmcia
chipset, it might work.
Yup - it will. I recall that NT 4 was using around 24MB with me logged
on, and without much configured in the way of services. Thrash! I tried
NT 3.51 with the Shell Update - a sort of 3.51/4.0 hybrid, but that Explorer
shell ate up the RAM, and only shaved 2MB off the NT 4 memory usage. Still
I did have OS/2 4.0 on it for a while - got really narked trying to
install LanServer 5 onto it - whatever I did, it refused to play ball unless
it could see the CD. Hmm. The PCMCIA adapter support was a dream, though!
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