First post, by ZeCHoW
Looks like my hobby is defined. I am a retro computer geek.
I already wrote something about my Double Pentium 3 with Voodoo 5. Now I am playing with an old one. I never had something like that in my life. My first computer was actually Celeron 300A.
So at first, I was quite scared of that little demon, but later we become good buds. Especially when I gave him a warm nice bath and cleaned all hist old vital organs 😀
I am planning to play a lot of old games on it. For example, Monkey Island, Sokoban, and other games that will be suggested to me by others that actually know something about this era.
Motherboard: QD-U386DX-VER 1.0 with 8MB of RAM, 512kb graphic, 3,25 floppy, 5,25 floppy, sound card Creative Vibra 16 and CD-ROM 8x that at the moment is not working ...
And of course, there is a problem.
I can't get CD-ROM running. I am trying to connect him to the IDE port on a Sound Card.
I don't find any user manuals of the card on the web so I am just guessing how it should work.
I see that there are jumpers on the card
- IDE100, IDE101, IDEDIS (it means IDE disable?) and IOCHRDY (what is this?)
And other jumpers for setting IDE IRQ 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15.
I edited autoexec.bat and config.sys to add CD-ROM driver but the computer stops loading DOS when it comes to the line where I am trying to define CD-ROM.
New line in autoexec.bat:
New line in config.sys
device=c:\cdrom\oakcdrom.sys /P:170,11 /d:mscd001
Did anyone manage to get CD-ROM work on SB Vibra 16?
My plan B is to try to add CD-ROM as a slave on a cable that goes from I/O card to disk. If I get a cable long enough...