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Reference Adapter Option File Facility for Personal Computer Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106822D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Luken, KJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a software implementation for the determination of adapter options as used in Personal Computer (PC) systems. The reference adapter option file facility quickly lists what adapter option files are on a diskette and how much space is free on that diskette so that merging of additional adapter option files can be made on the reference diskette.

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Reference Adapter Option File Facility for Personal Computer Systems

      Disclosed is a software implementation for the determination of
adapter options as used in Personal Computer (PC) systems.  The
reference adapter option file facility quickly lists what adapter
option files are on a diskette and how much space is free on that
diskette so that merging of additional adapter option files can be
made on the reference diskette.

      Typically, users of many different PC models need to determine
what adapter option files are present on their reference or option
diskettes.  When a user is faced with the task of configuring
systems, there are often boxes of various reference and option
diskettes.  Several diskettes may be tried in a system to determine
the proper reference diskette necessary for particular adapter
options.  The concept described herein provides a means of quickly
listing what adapter option files are listed on a diskette and how
much space is free on that diskette for merging additional option
files.

      The reference adapter option file (REF-ADF) is a utility that
will quickly identify what PC the reference diskette is normally used
for and its version.  It will then proceed to inventory the diskette
for all adapter option files.  Upon completion of a scanning
operation of the diskette, a list is displayed of the adapter
identification (ID), the size of the file and the name of the
adapter.  REF-ADF also displays all found diagnostic...