First post, by Viserion
Some months ago I got my hand on a Valuepoint DX4-100 Dp type 6482-vx.
After a bit of a struggle, I got it booting in to original HDD with OS/2 warp3 on it.
Looks to have been a test system of sorts, as by default a lot of what looks like measure software pops up.
HDD was only 540mb or so.
Wanted to change HDD and other bits to make it a 486 gaming rig.
It is a VESA bus system, but has an S3 built in, where I have upgraded ram to 2mb from default 1.
This worked nicely, and don't think it is necessary to get something else.
Also changed the battery for a new 2032 one.
Luckily it didn't have the darn Dallas chips.
Then my problems started.
Wanted to use a flash drive, so got a IDE-CF with a CF-SD adapter(to a mini SD adapter, so plenty adapters to go around ).
There was a mini-SD of 16GB in there, and it was not detected. Tried a 2GB SD card as well, no luck there either.
So may be that IDE-CF card is not supported, or wrong type.
Eventually removed it, and tried a HDD with freedos on it, but that would not boot. It was just working and working without getting anywhere.
Found yet another HDD at 6,4GB and this is was also detected, but must have some old linux distribuion, or something on it, as I can only see GRUB before everything stops up.
As I moved a few months ago, and that is the main reason for not doing anything with this for so long, not all of my retro stuff is found yet.
Orginally one 3.5 and a 5.25 floppy was installed.
As I don't own any 5.25 floppies, I removed it.
Could not find my Dos 6.2 floppies so tried a Gotek instead, but no matter what I did, it will not find any disks.
Only 3 lines on the display, is shown.
Have worked fine before, but can't find USB stick I used then, so made another one.
I use the Batch manage tool 1.4 from that German company, and not the original Chinese one.
I've tried many different things, including using 2 at once. Different settings etc, nothing works.
Just now, after searching high and low, I finally found all 3 floppies with dos on them,so connected original 3.5 floppy drive only to get an error saying these are not system disks.
All 3 of them.
They worked fine before I moved.
Other things I have done is taking out the soundcard, and installed a AWE32 instead.
Installed 48x speed cd-rom, and a 250mb zip drive on second IDE channel.
It has the original 16mb of ram it came with, as the two 32mb sticks I tried caused it not to boot.
It also lacks cache chips, something I ordered together with the video ram chips.
Think it was the ones I ordered, but they where too big for the socket, so if anyone knows type of cache chips to get I will appreciate it.
Frustration level is a bit high right now, so hope to get some tips on how to get this up and running.