> > Some centuries ago there existed PC's which had a BIOS which didn't know of > the existance of harddisk at all. Then came the AT with some preprogrammed > types. The one you mean is type 4: 620 tracks, 4 heads, 17 sectors. Those > were the days that I had to hack these ROMs for the simple reason that until > 1990 type 47 simply didn't exist. That were also the days that the SETUP had > to be run from a floppy and OH WEEH if your PC didn't dig your floppy with > the setup program :( > !O... I only *learned* about XT setup in my Computer Electronic Tech course I took in 1995, but never put that part into practice... I have forgotten much. Thanks for the refresher! But I do remember using SETUP from a floppy. But I always thought what a *bad* idea it was to setup your computer with a disk. Unless that disk was nailed to the computer, the next time you wanted to change something you would have to spend have the day looking for the floppy to do a change that would only take five minutes. > > Otherwise, you need to pick type 47. > > We thanked God on our bare knees for this !!! > > > If the BIOS isn't able to autodetect the new HD.... > > Another miracle for us "old" guys :) > > To be short: the PC20-III is a pre-AT type PC which strictly speaking > shouldn't know anything of harddisks. Let stand the onboard IDE-interface. > Therefor I see it as an hacked PC with a non-standard HD-interface. And > being non-standard the question now is how one can change settings, IF IT IS > POSSIBLE AT ALL. > Nowadays there is much "gnashing of teeth" as the masses follow a false god. Bryan <Begging forgiveness for his heathinistic reteric!> - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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