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Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:03 pm
by Shaos
KenG wrote:That should have been " boot from an IDE"

Almost there:

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Hope this setup will work:

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Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:28 pm
by KenG
I use a Dom with mine, but that should work too.

Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:31 pm
by Shaos
I think CompactFlash is better because it could be easily re-connected to other (bigger) computer through flash-cards reader for formatting/copying...

Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:22 pm
by KenG
I already had a Datafab Parallel port CF reader before I got my Jr-IDE. I use it to transfer things to and from my modern computer. It should be a decent backup device also.

Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:07 pm
by Shaos
Good news - it's working:

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Bad news - it refuses to boot :(

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I installed DOS 3.20 there (from diskette) - tried SYS C:, FORMAT C: /S and SELECT 001 US - files are there, but it's hanging in boot menu...

Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:53 pm
by KenG
I installed dos 5.0 on mine to get bigger partitions. That requires a patch. Did you set the partition active using FDISK?

Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:02 pm
by KenG
Once you get that going, you need to install a battery and the clock software. That is my second favorite feature of the card. I had plenty of memory. :D

Using a DOM, FDISK and format were the only utilities I needed. I don't know if it is different when using a CF adapter. I have considered trying to do CF And DOM even though Mike cautions against it. I have a spare DOM so I could use it without risking any data. That would give me a great way to back up the DOM.

Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:05 am
by Shaos
KenG wrote:I installed dos 5.0 on mine to get bigger partitions. That requires a patch. Did you set the partition active using FDISK?

Yes, it has 1 DOS partition and it's active

Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:08 am
by Hargle
Assuming it is supported in DOS 3.2, try "fdisk /mbr" and reboot. Lots and lots of boot issues on the XT-IDE project have been resolved with that simple step.

Re: Happy Holidays

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:51 am
by Shaos
Hargle wrote:Assuming it is supported in DOS 3.2, try "fdisk /mbr" and reboot. Lots and lots of boot issues on the XT-IDE project have been resolved with that simple step.

yea, I didn't do this one - will check this evening, thanks!