also a late reply, but I would make myself available as a test person, so I would order one of the boards. They cost all around 200€, am already in contact with sellers.
I could go for:
- MS-98L9 V2.0
This is just a gimmick, currently I use separate (old) systems for my use cases.
My adapted uses cases are:
- Up2date Arch Linux as the Host system with QEMU, Dosbox
- VM / Emulator XP Maschine with parallel Port access to the host system (/dev/parport0), the VM should see the 'standard ' address 378h. My All11 eprom programmer.
- DOS Maschine with access to ISA-card SAC-201 to http://matthieu.benoit.free.fr/all03/source.htm. My ALL03 eprom programmer
- RS232 equally to the parallel port for other systems (e.g. Fluke 9010A)
Which one should I get ?
Use Case 2 I already tested on one of my thinkpads. QEMU can have direct access to /dev/parportO and an XP-VM sees it via 378h. For the new board I just would neet to get an PCI (not PCI-E !!) parallel port adapter card with customizable I/O ports, I guess (no parallel port on all of the boards).
From the last post of @LSS10999 I understand, that for the ISA slots on the CS620-H310 they play around with a VM Host System (Ubuntu ?) and a customized kernel for KVM/quemu.
As my first use case is to have an up to date system this already, this rules this board out, right ? Or even is this especially for DMA ? I think I won't need DMA for my ISA-Adapter....
For the MS-98L9 V2.0 one of the sellers states ' With Intel Skylake processors, this can still run Windows 7. For Windows XP we recommend this board MS-98A9'. What does that mean ? Is there no Skylake CPU support for XP, or is there some other thingy that would prevent from running windows XP ?
Best Regards from Germany,