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MS-DOS 5 issues

Postby Lutiana » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:44 am

Hi Guys,

So I grabbed the DOS 5 patch from Mikes website and after some playing around I managed to get a 360k disk patched and the system boots to the prompt, but there are some weird issues going on here:

1. The Keyboard won't work. When I hit any key all I get is a beep, no characters at all. The keyboard works in the ROM Basic. It does this if it is wired or wireless.

2. It won't install the second floppy. The JrConfig.dsk summery screen says only 1 disk drive, but it does change the screen mode and enables the full 640kb of RAM.

3. I get Insufficient disk space when I try to copy command.com to the C:, this one is probably easy to solve, I probably just need to make a larger RAM drive, though I can't check it because of #1 above.

My config.sys
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Device=JRConfig.DSK -d2 -s30 -t3


My autoexec.bat
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@Echo off
prompt $p$g
copy command.com c:
set comspec=c:\command.com
comspec c:\command.com


In PC-Dos 3.3 this exact same configuration works perfectly, so I am a bit baffled.

Any ideas?
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Re: MS-DOS 5 issues

Postby jmetal88 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:59 am

To get the keyboard working, add STACKS=0,0 to config.sys.

I had the same problem with JRCONFIG. I had to grab version 3 to get it to work. File name is JRCONFIG.SYS, and you add a -R if you want a drive letter assigned to your RAM disk.
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Re: MS-DOS 5 issues

Postby Lutiana » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:15 am

jmetal88 wrote:To get the keyboard working, add STACKS=0,0 to config.sys.

I had the same problem with JRCONFIG. I had to grab version 3 to get it to work. File name is JRCONFIG.SYS, and you add a -R if you want a drive letter assigned to your RAM disk.


Ahh, thanks. I'll give that a try later.

Can you point me in the right direction to get JRConfig V3?
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Re: MS-DOS 5 issues

Postby jmetal88 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:22 am

Mike just added a link to it on his download page:

http://www.brutman.com/PCjr/pcjr_downloads.html

It's jrcfg310.zip.
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Re: MS-DOS 5 issues

Postby Lutiana » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:45 am

jmetal88 wrote:Mike just added a link to it on his download page:

http://www.brutman.com/PCjr/pcjr_downloads.html

It's jrcfg310.zip.


Its not on the list there, but I was able to infer the URL from the other downloads. So its actually at http://www.brutman.com/PCjr/downloads/jrcfg312.zip

Thanks.
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Re: MS-DOS 5 issues

Postby Brutman » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:32 am

Here are some of the posts/threads that explain the keyboard handling problem with DOS 5:

http://brutman.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68&p=226


Jrcfg310 is in the list, right under the older jrconfig. Refresh your browser if you need to. And the proper link is:

http://www.brutman.com/PCjr/downloads/jrcfg310.zip



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Re: MS-DOS 5 issues

Postby jmetal88 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:00 am

Yeah, it is on the list there, actually. :P
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Re: MS-DOS 5 issues

Postby Lutiana » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:15 pm

Yeah it shows up for me now. Must have been a cache thing since I did refresh it a few times.
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