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XTIDE Universal BIOS v2.0.0 beta testing thread

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  • IanB
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    Originally posted by SpidersWeb View Post
    AT version of XTIDE, 2.0 beta 3, Toshiba T5200/100
    You might want to try the version I posted in this thread:
    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...dows-95-issues
    which is built from the latest post beta 3 source code and was running on my Toshiba T5200.
    It contains a mod to stop Windows 95 running in MSDOS compatibility mode which is irrelevant to your problem but at least it's the latest code.
    I have made further changes since then to work around a few more compatibility issues with Windows/386 and some problems specific to the T5200 including getting 2 drives to work as master and slave (using compact flash) but I'll make a separate post about those once I've finished testing.

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  • Krille
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    Originally posted by SpidersWeb View Post
    Don't like bumping old threads, but this looks like the place I should report a minor issue I had.
    This is absolutely the correct place to report issues.

    AT version of XTIDE, 2.0 beta 3, Toshiba T5200/100, Conner CP30174E. IRQ 14, Block Mode enabled, LBA set to "NORMAL" manually.
    Drive detected, but would not boot. Booting from floppy gave me complete/perfect access to the drive, I could copy software on to it and run it - but no boot. I repartitioned, checked it was active, formatted /S - no matter what I did I always got the "Non System Disk or Disk Error" you get from a blank floppy etc On one occasion the computer was non-responsive and required a power off afterwards.

    Went back to XTIDE 1.1.5, and the drive booted straight in to MS DOS.

    Same hardware was used in both scenarios. ROM address was D200 and I'd disabled EMS/Shadow in the BIOS.
    The first thing to try is a newer version of the BIOS. Beta 3 is old and known to have problems. Though I must admit that I don't recognize this particular bug. It might be a problem with you forcing the "Normal" translation instead of using "Autodetect". Although with this drive the result should be the same.

    Generally speaking, it seems very few people use old CHS drives so there's very little testing done and consequently not that much feedback.

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  • SpidersWeb
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    Don't like bumping old threads, but this looks like the place I should report a minor issue I had.

    AT version of XTIDE, 2.0 beta 3, Toshiba T5200/100, Conner CP30174E. IRQ 14, Block Mode enabled, LBA set to "NORMAL" manually.
    Drive detected, but would not boot. Booting from floppy gave me complete/perfect access to the drive, I could copy software on to it and run it - but no boot. I repartitioned, checked it was active, formatted /S - no matter what I did I always got the "Non System Disk or Disk Error" you get from a blank floppy etc On one occasion the computer was non-responsive and required a power off afterwards.

    Went back to XTIDE 1.1.5, and the drive booted straight in to MS DOS.

    Same hardware was used in both scenarios. ROM address was D200 and I'd disabled EMS/Shadow in the BIOS.
    Last edited by SpidersWeb; March 19, 2016, 04:23 PM. Reason: Added proper version numbers

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  • sparky4
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    where is latest version?

    and how can i compile it?

    ^^;

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  • Malc
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    You don't need to install strawberry perl, ie: build the binary's with no checksum calculation "mingw32-make all" and when you configure the bios with XTIDECFG.com it can calculate the checksum for you. If you want to do checksum calculation when building the binary's "mingw32-make checksum" or modify sources then strawberry perl must be installed.

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  • keropi
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    Originally posted by Malc View Post
    See the makefile in the serial_server folder, You need either Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 or Windows SDK v7.1 installed or Also works with Open Watcom C/C++ Version 1.9

    I have Open Watcom C/C++ Version 1.9 installed and it builds fine, You can grab Open Watcom from http://www.openwatcom.org/
    Thanks so much for this, openwatcom worked and I get a binary

    I have another question regarding the checksums calculation with Strawberry Perl , is it correct to think that I need it for the checksums whether I make source changes or not? It is only marked as "optional" because you can calculate the checksums with XTIDECFG.COM, correct?

    edit:
    here is R588 , it seems all is OK unless I did something really really wrong https://www.mediafire.com/?ibcixfypudgjm2s
    Last edited by keropi; October 6, 2015, 03:06 PM.

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  • Malc
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    See the makefile in the serial_server folder, You need either Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 or Windows SDK v7.1 installed or Also works with Open Watcom C/C++ Version 1.9

    I have Open Watcom C/C++ Version 1.9 installed and it builds fine, You can grab Open Watcom from http://www.openwatcom.org/

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  • keropi
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    I am trying to build the latest R588 binary but I can't compile the new Serial_Server binary... I get an error related to win32.obj . I followed the guide on the wiki and successfully compiled the other parts. Any idea how to fix things so serial server compiles too?



    TIA for any info/help!

    edit:
    please keep in mind that this is the first time I am compiling anything , I tried to figure out if a win32.obj file exists or is a part of something I am missing but I failed. I have installed the full version (300+ mb) of tdm-gcc.
    Last edited by keropi; October 6, 2015, 12:07 PM.

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  • Krille
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    Originally posted by Simone2013 View Post
    Can I cut it down to 4k or I loose some info (checksum is not a problem)? What module are excluded? what instruction code is used (8086/80188/286)? anyone know?
    The Tiny build uses 8086/8088 instructions only. Yes, you can truncate the file but I would recommend building with 'make xt_tiny' instead if possible (to avoid the risk of botching it while editing). This will create a 3987 byte file without the option ROM checksum if building from the latest revision (r58. Note that you will need to add MODULE_8BIT_IDE_ADVANCED to get support for the XT-CF cards. See the makefile for more info regarding modules.

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  • Simone2013
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    I see that R580 (and other older releases) has also "ide_tiny.bin", ~4k only used space... that's what I need for an integration on an existing BIOS

    I have already searched info on it by Google and repository but no luck.

    The file is 8k for some reason? Can I cut it down to 4k or I loose some info (checksum is not a problem)? What module are excluded? what instruction code is used (8086/80188/286)? anyone know?
    Thank you for the info!

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  • pearce_jj
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    R580 binary is now available here.

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  • lee4hmz
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    I have XT-IDE ATL 2.0.0B3 up and running in my 486 machine, using the motherboard IDE, and it's currently installing FreeDOS 1.1 from CD to a Western Digital 40GB I managed to scrounge up. So far, no big problems aside from the FreeDOS installer being slow on a 486SX-25. I'm using a 27C128 I borrowed out of another card, and it's currently living in my Etherlink III's boot PROM socket assigned to C800h.

    I've been wanting to get this going for a while now, since the system BIOS is CHS-only and none of the DDOs I've been able to find easily support FAT32.

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  • modem7
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    Originally posted by Denniske1976 View Post
    BIOS revision problem?? The "problematic" 5170 is a 6MHz one, Type 1 mainboard and rev 1 BIOS with 256K memory (only bank 0 populated).
    So, an IBM 5170. Have a read of the earlier post [here] for IBM5170/XT-IDE incompatibility that I encountered many years ago.
    There are some following related posts in the thread.
    In use was the first version of XT-IDE card, containing early versions of the XTIDE Universal BIOS.

    Then (and maybe know), the problem trigger was the 5170's BIOS. From memory, upgrading the BIOS on the 5170 motherboard from the first revision to the final revision only reduced the problem severity (read errors still happened, but only occasionally), and changing to a non-IBM BIOS removed the problem altogether.

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  • Denniske1976
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    OK, s'more info:

    I went along and took my other IBM 5170, this one's a newer model with 2nd rev. BIOS chips and 8MHz Type 2 mainboard. Took my pre-installed flash disk, put it on the XT-IDE controller, booted from the Setup disk and set the harddrive number to 0. Switched off and installed the controller...

    No problems there, it just does what it did in the PS/2 Model 30 286. Counts 640K memory, beeps, loads the XT-IDE BIOS and boots C>>C. I can see IBM PC-DOS 5.02, the games and software on the flash disk.

    BIOS revision problem?? The "problematic" 5170 is a 6MHz one, Type 1 mainboard and rev 1 BIOS with 256K memory (only bank 0 populated).

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  • Denniske1976
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    If I try FDISK /MBR, I get "The master boot code has NOT been updated" (from an MS-DOS 6.0 boot floppy), normal FDISK gives me "Error reading fixed disk" again.

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