First post, by Murugan
I admit, I am feeling like a total noob now...And I quite so am at this.
For 2 of my machines, I bought a XT-IDE/CF Lite solution some time ago. Both came with a DOS loaded CF cards. They work like a charm.
For my last one, I bought a XT-CF lite 4.1 without a card.
So did some research and tried it on my W10 like instructed here:
http://theinstructionlimit.com/installing-ms- … -to-ide-adapter
In Oracle it boots fine, in my machine (IBM clone with Turbo XT board) , the card gets detected but hangs at C>C.
So back to the W10 machine and through Oracle, I do FDISK /MBR, I put it back in the machine and then it says 'Missing Operating System.
I dug out my DOS 5 discs and I try to do it in the XT but I always get the message: there are no fixed disks.
Next attempt: try it with a socket 7 system. Again, the CF gets detected but DOS and FDISK say: no hard drive to be found dude...
Third system: Tandy 1000TL with also a CF lite installed: same thing.
My 2 premade cards work fine so I am missing something here.
Is this an issue with these adapters, the cards (tried 3)?
BIOS issue on these 2 adapters? One seems from 2013 and the other from 2015 so not really up to date 😀
My retro collection: too much...