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Re: Sound cards - from best to worst

pc-sound-legacy wrote on 2021-02-28, 23:37: I would recommend a non-pnp / jumper controlled card for a 486 system. So the ES688 (dedicated OPL3) or ES1688 (ESFM) would be good choice if available. Why shouldn't I use PnP on mobo with PnP capable BIOS?

Re: Retro Development

in Milliways
I could be wrong, but I was under the impression that DOS won't boot from a partition other than the first FAT 16 one, and that's why boot loaders have options to hide partitions and/or reorder BIOS devices? Have fun! It can boot from "drive C:" only. It wouldn't be a problem if it weren't use …

Re: Which operating systems work on i586?

Interesting exercise but that's well off the beaten path, especially as the table indicates it only works with either non-MMX i586 CPUs or non-PAE but SSE2-supporting CPUs. CentOS 7 is officially x86_64 only (matching upstream RHEL 7), with the i386 version (with i686 kernel) as AltArch. That means …

Re: Which operating systems work on i586?

EL6 requires PAE, EL5 requires i686. Earlier versions are somewhat inconsistent. EL4 should work on i586 based on https://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS4#What_is_CentOS_4.3F and the list of packages from https://archive.kernel.org/centos-vault/4.0/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/ where there are kernel packages …

Re: Fried MB

Well that was a short trip down memory lane, interrupted with the putrid smell of burning lol. 1. Check (with Ohm-meter) if melted inductor's rightmost (on photo) pin has direct connection to the ground. It should after all that damage. Normally with all the stuff plugged into MB there should be at …

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