I remember running a version of DOS 4. Compaq had an interesting 3. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Anywhere, Anytime Remote support for IT. Brian H 17k 60 If your reference point is then Windows 3.

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Grub2 instructions also says it can boot to another drive if it remaps the drive designation using the “map” command. Network is virtually the only way I ever install Linux.

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Here a drive can be selected or a sequence thereof. Maybe it’s just a cable compatibility, jumper, or termination issue. Sign freedps or log in Sign up using Google. In reply to this post by Michael Robinson On I wish scsi kernels were standardized and open sourced for freedos.

SCSI is anything but simple. There should be instructions in fdeedos driver archive when you find the right one for your chip. You may want to weight in licensing too: CPU speed is the biggest compatibility issue for MS-DOS games and a ‘ is only at the right speed for games released in or so.


Both of these would be period-accurate for Support for “newer” hardware, like Scso and networking, which tend to come in handy for freeedos software to the legacy machine, is also much better on FreeDos than of any of the legacy systems.

One speciality is if there’s a partition block, then it’ll look thru the list of up to four primary partitions and try to load from the first one marked bootable.

It has to since it doesn’t support UEFI. SCSI has never been like that. In my experience, lots of games are much more enjoyable on real hardware than on DOSBox; anything involving action of some sort is particularly sensitive to the latency and variability you get with DOSBox. I swapped in a Seagate Cheetah drive, works just fine without any kind of driver.

What about scsi???

Luaan I was being sarcastic. I searched via google and tried a copy of symdisk. But I have lots of old hardware and that is more my area of interest than the games, per se.

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My only regret in the years that followed was not spending a bit more to get a MiB drive.

If not, they’re probably not too hard to find. You should not need device drivers to access that function. Email Required, but never shown.

It gets even more complex, as there is a newer version, called GUID partition table. I don’t have much experience with modern UEFI systems, but it’s not necessarily the case that they don’t also support this when using the CSM.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Would any of these be able to boot to a SDA device?

Anywhere, Anytime Remote support for IT. I remember running a version of DOS 4. FreeDOS, on the other hand, is obviously much more modern and maintained.

Post as a guest Name. I’m not sure licensing for DOS is all that complicated. I guess my Compaq 4.