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bobba84
May 29th, 2017, 05:23 PM
Hi guys,

I picked up a cool 286 last week, a Mitac with an AST RAM card that has 4MB installed. It has the drivers installed and working - and I wanted to post the files in case anyone can use them. (Or modem7 wants to put them on his AWESOME web page!)

When I got it, the CMOS battery was dead and it wouldn't boot from the HDD. After an adventure using AA batteries and using FTP on my 486 to get GSETUP onto a 5.25" disk, I guessed the hard drive type and got it to boot. On the hard drive was the original setup program... fit for "Phoenix 80286 ROM BIOS version 3.07" - there's a good searchable term for future reference :)

Files attached for future reference
AST Drivers: 38859
Phoenix 3.07 Setup: 38860

Pics attached for your viewing pleasure.
388613886238863388643886538866

archeocomp
May 30th, 2017, 10:51 AM
I could not find any other Phoenix BIOS for 286 on either modem7's site or the linked russian site. So paired with the setup utility it would be interesting addition to the archive. You could dump your BIOS with utility linked here
http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?57582-286-BIOS-Save

lutiana
May 30th, 2017, 12:04 PM
Cool looking 286.



Files attached for future reference
AST Drivers: 38859
Phoenix 3.07 Setup: 38860

What model of AST card is that?

Also, what does the Phoenix setup do? Or is that just a dump of the BIOS?

bobba84
May 30th, 2017, 03:35 PM
Hey again,

I dumped the ROM's, file attached here: 38870
The link on the first post of this thread is the CMOS setup program - it runs through a series of questions to set the CMOS settings.

Below are pics of the AST Card. It's a 'Rampage Plus 286'
3887138872

Also, some of you might remember the 286 I found on hard rubbish at Christmas (thread here (http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?55562-Hard-Rubbish-Find)) - I have dumped the ROMs for that one too. It was the one that has a setup program and some cool diags and LLF utility built in.

modem7
May 31st, 2017, 01:39 AM
I dumped the ROM's, file attached here:
Thanks. I have uploaded the ROM images to my web site at [here (http://minuszerodegrees.net/at_clone_bios/at_clone_bios.htm)].

And I have added your photo of the old version of the AST RampagePlus 286 to [here (http://minuszerodegrees.net/manuals.htm#AST)].

bobba84
May 31st, 2017, 04:42 AM
Cool. Thanks for your site! I use it often!

archeocomp
May 31st, 2017, 10:18 AM
I uploaded https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2TmWnRjWCj2VU5IZ1VocjZRWEU my three 286 BIOSes, I did not remove the motherboards from cases, so I apologize for the (missing) pictures. I did not even open one AT.

bobba84
May 31st, 2017, 04:54 PM
uploaded the ROM images to my web site at [here (http://minuszerodegrees.net/at_clone_bios/at_clone_bios.htm)].

I just realised the Phoenix BIOS ZIP on your site doesn't include the CMOS Setup program I linked in the first post. Maybe it's a useful addition?

modem7
May 31st, 2017, 11:22 PM
I just realised the Phoenix BIOS ZIP on your site doesn't include the CMOS Setup program I linked in the first post. Maybe it's a useful addition?
Yes it is. I have added it.