First post, by johnnystarr
Hi there all. Here's the specs of my recent build:
Socket A Mobo (ASUS A7PRO)
700 MHz Athlon
OS: Dos 6.22
I grabbed Phil's starter pack which I've used in the past on previous builds. The EMC portion of CONFIG.SYS is this:
The culprit appears to be "EMM386.EXE RAM".
Here's the odd part: I initially installed FreeDOS 1.3 on this machine while waiting on a floppy drive to come in the mail. I was able to
install it using the legacy CDROM boot etc. I'm assuming this was related to FreeDOS using 32-bit memory MGMT or something?
I'm wondering if there's a BIOS / Jumper setting I'm missing here?
FWIW, I based this build off of Phil's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5vYD0JMD_A&t=2059s
Granted, he's using an 800MHz Duron and a different motherboard, I tried my best to follow the steps. I admit my understanding on
DOS memory is a bit lacking. Ideally, I was looking for a machine that didn't cost and arm and a leg to get up and running old DOS games. I picked
up the Cobra PCI card and have it in slot 1 even. I'm wondering if EMM386 uses a conflicting IRQ or something?
Anyway, if you guys have any idea of something obvious please let me know.