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XTIDE Universal BIOS v2.0.0 beta testing thread

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    testing on my 286 machine now~

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      good news!
      it works just fine on my 286 ^^

      do you need any info?
      it is a pti-217 card~
      and i am using a rom expansion card for the bios~

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        Originally posted by sparky4 View Post
        it did not detect my hard drives!

        my 120 gb deskstar drive and my 80gb western digital drive

        did not detecct them >< this is on my xtide rev 2 card on my original XT
        Sorry for the late reply! I keep missing your posts (they don't show up in the Activity Stream for some reason - probably due to the moderator approval thing). Anyway, I assume the card works normally with the BIOS and it's just the autodetection in XTIDECFG that fails? Is it detected in older versions of XTIDECFG (the beta 3 version)? Is the card jumpered for high speed mode or compatibility mode? Can you tell me what I/O address it's using for the IDE controller?

        Can someone else confirm if the autodetection works or not with the XTIDE rev2 card?

        Originally posted by sparky4 View Post
        good news!
        it works just fine on my 286 ^^

        do you need any info?
        it is a pti-217 card~
        and i am using a rom expansion card for the bios~
        OK, that's good news. Did you try the same drives in this computer?
        Looking for a cache card for the "ICL ErgoPRO C4/66d V"

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          Originally posted by Krille View Post
          Sorry for the late reply! I keep missing your posts (they don't show up in the Activity Stream for some reason - probably due to the moderator approval thing). Anyway, I assume the card works normally with the BIOS and it's just the autodetection in XTIDECFG that fails? Is it detected in older versions of XTIDECFG (the beta 3 version)? Is the card jumpered for high speed mode or compatibility mode? Can you tell me what I/O address it's using for the IDE controller?

          Can someone else confirm if the autodetection works or not with the XTIDE rev2 card?




          OK, that's good news. Did you try the same drives in this computer?
          i will try the auto detection test later! it dose fail! I do not think it works normally with my XT-IDE 2 card
          compatibility mode
          the default i think 30....

          the 286 cannot have 2 drives! but it works with 1 drive only which is strange

          I think the xtide bios canot detect 2 hard drives well ...
          auto detection works but with oprom.bin version 0.11 only, on my XT that is, which has 2 really large hdds
          all i know is that the bios is not autodetecting hard drives like it is supposed to when there is 2 hard drives

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            Originally posted by Malc View Post
            Upgraded my IBM XT 5160 to R567 and "Autodetect" detected my XT-IDE R1 card just fine.
            I got a few 128 Mb Industrial CF cards in and have tested r567 with my 16-bit multi I/O controllers and "Autodetect" detected the controllers just fine in my 5160, I fitted 2 cards in a duel CF adapter and the bios detected both cards no problem. One day I'll get around to ordering the parts for my XT-IDE R2 board which i've had for a loong time.

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              I know this has come up before in the past but can't remember if there was a definitive answer or find one :-

              IBM PC 5150
              64K - 256K Mobo
              10/27/82 Bios
              16-bit IDE / Floppy controller with CF Card and Adapter
              XT-IDE BIOS

              A while back i tested my 16-bit IDE / Floppy / Multi I/O cards in my 5150 ( Note: They all work perfectly in my IBM XT 5160 ) and could not get any of them to work, ie: The bios did not find the CF Card.

              I decided to try again with R567 XT-IDE BIOS and it looks like the bios is finding the CF Card or something but displays an @ symbol instead of displaying " CF Card " when it detects one. I get an error when trying to access the card.

              Has anyone got a 16-bit controller with CF Card / adapter working in a 5150 ?.
              Krille , James any ideas ?

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                Did you try manually setting the mode to 16-bit adapter in 8-bit slot?

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                  Originally posted by pearce_jj View Post
                  Did you try manually setting the mode to 16-bit adapter in 8-bit slot?
                  Yep, Card is set correctly, Previously when i tried (a long while back) the CF card was not detected at all and "Not Found" was displayed but with r567 it detects " Something " and displays an " @ " symbol but obviously trying to access the CF Card fails.

                  Same controller / CF Card / Adapter / Bios works perfect in my 5160.

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                    Interesting - what else is in the 5150; anything listening on 170h? Also, is the CF card connected directly to the card header, or via a ribbon cable?

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                      Just the IBM Mono card and IBM floppy controller, I've tried everything i can think of now and still no worky, I've used 40 and 80 core cables and had the cf card / adapter plugged directly in the ide header, I give up now i can live with it, just weird it doesn't work when the same set up works perfectly in my 5160.

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                        It might be that the 5150 ISA bus buffer isn't sensitive enough to pick up the signals from the CF card through the cable if the multi-IO adapter doesn't have a buffer on it (can you spot a 74LS245 on the card, for example?).

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                          Originally posted by Malc View Post
                          Has anyone got a 16-bit controller with CF Card / adapter working in a 5150 ?
                          The problem is that the 5150 doesn't support external ROMs, AFAIK. Have a look at http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/bios/bios.htm, please.
                          With kind regards / met vriendelijke groet, Ruud Baltissen
                          www.Baltissen.org

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                            Originally posted by RuudB View Post
                            The problem is that the 5150 doesn't support external ROMs, AFAIK. Have a look at http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/bios/bios.htm, please.
                            Only the first and second BIOS ROMs, which were early and rare. The common third BIOS definitely does.
                            My Retro Computing and Vintage Gaming Blog : http://nerdlypleasures.blogspot.com/

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                              Originally posted by pearce_jj View Post
                              (can you spot a 74LS245 on the card, for example?).
                              Yes each card i tried has either 2 x 74LS245 or 74LS245N, all the cards i tried work fine in my 5160

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                                Originally posted by RuudB View Post
                                The problem is that the 5150 doesn't support external ROMs, AFAIK. Have a look at http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/bios/bios.htm, please.
                                Yes as "GH" said the later bios does support external roms, I have had a 16-bit VGA card and used a 16-bit IDE / Floppy controller with HD Bios and 1.44 floppy's in my 5150 and it worked fine.

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