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XTIDE Universal BIOS v2.0.0 beta testing thread

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    Beta-3 is very old. Please use this pre-configured BIOS image, or build from source yourself from R566.

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      Is there a checksum for the pre-configured image? Would help to insure the image isn't corrupted.

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        Are you having problems with it?

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          Nope. Just want to make sure the file loads into my programmer correctly. Back in the day when I programmed EPROMs with a commercial programmer, we always put the checksum on the sticker that went on the window. It came in handy when we weren't sure if an EPROM was corrupted or a file loaded into the programmer correctly.

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            I built up an XT-CF-Lite v4 and flashed in the preconfigured Bios and it seems to work just fine with a Kingston 32MB card. Next project is an XT-IDE.
            Last edited by cbolvin; September 13, 2014, 06:28 PM.

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              Originally posted by cbolvin View Post
              Next project is an XT-IDE.
              Are you going for the Vintage-Computer Rev 2 board? If you do, and you don't already have a high speed serial port, I would suggest adding the UART components. They don't cost very much and I've found it very useful.

              Good luck,

              Heather

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                Originally posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
                Are you going for the Vintage-Computer Rev 2 board? If you do, and you don't already have a high speed serial port, I would suggest adding the UART components. They don't cost very much and I've found it very useful.

                Good luck,

                Heather

                Yep, Will add the extra parts. I bought two XT-CF-Lite V4 boards with enough parts to build both along with 2 bare XT-IDE-v2 boards. I still need to order the parts for those but I like fully populated boards.

                I just finished restoring my Compaq Portal Plus (General clean up, LL format the ST225 HD and rebuild keyboard) and tested the XT-CF-Lite in it. Ultimately it'll go into the other portable (dual floppy) but the system board is giving me fits at the moment. It was working up until a week or so ago then decided to throw ROM errors. Still trying to diagnose the problem.

                Chuck

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                  I didn't see it in the manual, but does this new BIOS support 2.4MB floppy drives?

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                    Originally posted by olePigeon View Post
                    I didn't see it in the manual, but does this new BIOS support 2.4MB floppy drives?
                    You probably want to ask that in a thread about the XT-FDC:

                    http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcfo...412#post240412

                    I think you mean 2.88mb drives, and depending on the controller you choose to build with, the answer is yes. But, I'm not an expert.
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                      sorry i kinda disappeared on you any new releases?

                      that last release in may fixed some bugs

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                        Not sure if this is an XT-IDE Bios issue but here goes:

                        I've been experimenting using my P4 XP Home PC and Using a 128 Mb Compact Flash card and a cheap chinese USB card reader i can partition / Format and load Dos 6.22 on the CF card and make the partition active, I can boot from the card via USB into Dos no problems.

                        I take the CF Card and plug it into a CF card adapter in my 486 box which is running the latest R567 bios and the machine boots up into Dos no problems.

                        Now here's the problem, I take the same CF card from my 486 box and plug it into my IBM XT 5160 which is also running the latest bios R567, I turn on the machine and i get " Missing operating System " ?

                        Now if i partition / Format and load Dos using the 5160 i can take the card and put it in my 486 and the USB card reader on my P4 and it boots into Dos no problems.

                        As i said i'm not sure if this is a bios issue but any idea's ?

                        Thanks.

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                          Try FDISK/MBR. Many times that will take care of the 'Missing operating System' message.
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                            Thanks but didn't work, just hangs at " Booting C: " now, Tried " sys c: " also but no difference, I'll try building a new bios for the XT, Can't think what else to try at the mo.

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                              You need to do "fdisk /mbr" on the XT, so that XT-compatible boot code is written to the MBR. The hang you're experiencing is boot code that doesn't run on on an XT (ie. uses 286 or later CPU instructions).
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                                Yup that's what i did, " fdisk /mbr " and no joy.

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