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First post, by UltimaPlayer12

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Hey Marvin vogons members! So today my dad and I were looking through his cabinet, checking out his retro storage mediums like 8" floppies and zip drives. That's when he handed me something I'd never seen before. This is a disk on chip, which connects to an IDE drive. I haven't researched it or really even know much about it to begin with, but we hooked it up in a P3 system just to see what it would boot to. Low and behold it booted to some kind of controller, which was locked down with a password on everything important. As I can't really snoop in the software, I'm going to be doing a dump of the drive to another, more easily accessible drive, and then sharing it here with anyone interested. Right now I don't have the time to get this done, but in the next day or so I'm going to get out a boot disk of DOS and find a tool to copy over the data to a hard drive I can easily access in my Win98 PC.

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The Beast 2.0:
CPU: AMD K6-III 450MHz GPU: Nvidia FX 5600 128MB HDD: 20GB (Seagate?) Mobo: ASUS P5A-B RAM: 512MB Sound Card: SB 16 PnP ISA OS: Windows 98 SE

Reply 1 of 4, by Jonas-fr

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Yes those DoC/DoM are really cool and usefull when you're setting up a small retro rig. I'll be interested to see what kind of password protected controller there is on it so sure, share the data! : )

Reply 2 of 4, by MrMateczko

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These kind of drives are common in terminals, like the very popular HP T5720 which has a 512MB drive:
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As a side note, the HP T5720 has ALL drivers for Win98SE! The other thing is to fit 98SE on a 512MB HDD, alongside some games 😜

Reply 4 of 4, by Jo22

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Yes, they are! ^^

This reminds me of two other threads.. 😀

Is it possible to replicate DOS-IN-ROM booting like some Tandy systems use?
Re: I have an idea... Oh boy.

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