Legacy ISA hardware support

  • cthk26
Posted: Thu, 04/24/2008 - 04:53
Hi All, Sorry if this is an old subject... I've got a Genuine Roland MPU-IPC-T (aka MPU401) interface on an ISA card which I intend to use in a Pentuim PIII system. Will the 64Studio build of Linux be able to be configured to use this card on the ISA bus? This will be in addition to a SBLive! Value (PCI) sound card. I've tried Ubuntu Studio, but no success & I found on the forums there that Ubuntu has actively 'removed' legacy ISA support from their Kernel. What's the likely outcome with 64Studio? TIA Chris.

x86 build

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 04/24/2008 - 05:56
There is an easy way to find out. The x86 build is maintained to support ageing hardware - your PIII would be a prime suspect. Download and try. 64studio is based on etch, and it (etch) used to run nicely on my old P1 serving web pages a while back. Free would not deliberately have removed ISA support in the x86 version. Cheers, Quentin