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#1 2017-11-15 17:35:03

jmccanna
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Registered: 2017-10-27
Posts: 3

EMU e6400 EOS 3.0b & access via linux

Hi,

I have the aforementioned sampler. I have managed to build a Linux box and can see the sampler and its harddrive via a SCSI connection. It lists the drive very clearly in the terminal but I cannot figure out how to mount it. However, Linux tells me that there is no proper partition table so I am unable to mount it.

Has anyone here managed to get access to the harddrive via scsi?  Here is the readout from the terminal and note the EOS drive is dev/sdb:

james@KX-James:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000c91d4

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048  1246070783   623034368   83  Linux
/dev/sda2      1246072830  1250263039     2095105    5  Extended
/dev/sda5      1246072832  1250263039     2095104   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 4310 MB, 4310433792 bytes
133 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 8418816 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table


I hope someone has an idea!

James

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#2 2017-11-15 17:36:49

jmccanna
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Registered: 2017-10-27
Posts: 3

Re: EMU e6400 EOS 3.0b & access via linux

Here is the readout for the prompt "lsscsi" and the FIREBALL is the HD in the sampler.

[0:0:0:0]    disk    QUANTUM  FIREBALL SE4.3S  PJ0A  /dev/sdb
[0:0:6:0]    process E-mu     e6400            3.00  -       
[0:0:6:1]    process E-mu     e6400            3.00  -       
[0:0:6:2]    process E-mu     e6400            3.00  -       
[0:0:6:3]    process E-mu     e6400            3.00  -       
[0:0:6:4]    process E-mu     e6400            3.00  -       
[0:0:6:5]    process E-mu     e6400            3.00  -       
[0:0:6:6]    process E-mu     e6400            3.00  -       
[0:0:6:7]    process E-mu     e6400            3.00  -       
[3:0:0:0]    disk    ATA      ST3640323AS      CC1F  /dev/sda
[4:0:0:0]    cd/dvd  HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NS30 1.01  /dev/sr0

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#3 2017-12-29 20:07:33

iSteve
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Registered: 2017-07-30
Posts: 2

Re: EMU e6400 EOS 3.0b & access via linux

I am not well-versed in linux, having recently (like last week!) started to explore the possibility of re-purposing a 2005 era XP using pupply linux 7.5 from a Live CD. I don't know that I can be of much help, but maybe something in my experiences will help spark a light bulb for you. (

1) A few years ago I successfully connected an XP PC with a SCSI PCI card to an E5000 Ultra. I used information Tweakheaz, IIRC. I mention that because the instructions said the Windows Device Manager/Hardware Installer had to go through 8 instances of finding and registering the Sampler. I don't know if that was unique to Ultras or if the same process applies to E-Mu classics. Since the sampler in either case is an enumerated SCSI device and since your system seems to have found 8 instances of the e6400, I am guessing the process is similar. 

(2) I have found a number of sites where people have written about making E-Mu's 1820 audio doc system work under linux as well as places for making old motu midi expresses work under linux; so, maybe there is a forum for old E-Mu samplers.

(3) I know one of the later OSes for the Ultra (maybe 4.70) introduced support for FAT IDEs, but I am guessing your fireball is a SCSI drive with E-Mu formatting.  I think I used an early version of Chicken Software's Translator to be able to see the SCSI, although I don't recall if I did that within the sampler, or with the drive connected to the adaptec PCI card.

(4) I seem to remember a suite of MS-DOS based utilities for reading E-Mu CDs (with e3 and e4 style banks), saving them as image files, and then making backups. I don't think this allowed me to see into the E-Mu format, but maybe this process might help you to figure out a way to access the sampler's information.

Just a guess, but you probably need to figure out the E-Mu HDD format and write code for the linux machine to be able to make use of it.  Again, I know next to nothing about linux and I have no more insights into the E-MU file system other than what I mentioned. Perhaps if you had an Ultra and EOS4.70, it might be easier; not sure, though.

Wish I could be of more help.  If I ever get my puppy linux box to a state where I can use it for music, I might look for the old adaptec card, install it, and pick your brain about how to make my puppy see my Ultra via E-Mu SCSI.

Steve

PS: I'd be interested in any progress you make.

Last edited by iSteve (2017-12-29 20:08:59)

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