Date: 2006-03-01 13:42:12
On 2006-03-01, at 10:35, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote: > > 2. with "advancing" PC technique, you will get more and more problems > installing DOS (or Win 95/98) on them. I have heard (!) people have > problems installing DOS on very large HDs. > I once spent an almost unjustifiable amount of time to get it there - especially for SC. There was no floppy at the time in that machine. It didn't want to boot from a USB floppy, the disks I had were not good for DOS (it didn't want to install properly there) I tried to set up a partition for DOS on a 160GB (I think) drive - no, it didn't work and so on, etc. I ended up getting an old 520MB drive and installing it there from a SCSI Syquest cartridge (for some resons it didn't want to work from the cart itself) and managed to have it working. I still have the disk in a removable rack so that I _can_ boot the DOS and have SC ready. The problem is that I practically never _want_ to do it as normally the machine goes on 24/7 and should I be putting it down to reboot into DOS to make some SC operations??! -- The secret of happiness is total disregard of everybody. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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