Reply 80 of 89, by agent_x007
matti157 wrote on 2023-01-08, 02:29:
I am building a similar pc but with an X58 supercomputer. -i7 930 -etherlink 3 -audigy […]
I am building a similar pc but with an X58 supercomputer.
I have switched the SATA controller to compatible mode. How did you handle the sata?
In compatible if I plug a random pci express card into the first X16 slot, the motherboard blocks the boot by giving me an error on the primary master (hard disk)
Also I want to try the drivers for X58 https://www.modlabs.net/files/experimental-in … rs#.Y7oqUC_SJE4
I used IDE Compatible on Marvell (Rampage II Extreme).
It simply worked fine for me, I didn't have your issue (with first PCI-e blocking boot, resource conflict ?).
Maybe Audigy is the issue here (forcing certain IRQ, and blocking other devices from sharing it ?)
I didn't used any 3-rd party drivers for 98, so I can't judge them.
@Intel486dx33 No OPL3/High quality MIDI = a "no go" for me for DOS games.
With triple+ OS boot you don't really need a working pendrive.
I simply downloaded stuff on XP to 98 partition/drive, restart, and I have things on my Win98 drive.
As for trasfering files between this and some other PC in home (assuming no WinXP and later ones), I think CompactFlash is most reliable method (with CF to IDE adapter connected to front panel or back one [depending what easier to implement]), and the least prone to mess up something else (as you don't need to modify old OS'es to work with it).