First post, by p6889k
I have Elitegroup UM 386 board, CF-IDE adapter and Sandisk ultra 256MB CF card. I configured BIOS with correct CHS settings. I then successfully installed MS-DOS 6.22 from floppy drive. Upon reboot I get "Missing operating system" message. If I boot from floppy, I can access C: drive just fine and read files from it. I tried FDISK/MBR from DOS6 floppy and also Win98 floppy, it didn't help. I also tried Card Tricks utility to set CHDK Autorun to ON, didn't help.
When I take the same card with the same CF-IDE adapter and use it on my Pentium 4 board, it successfully boots to DOS.
I also tried Transcend 133X 8GB CF card, configured BIOS with correct CHS, but DOS would not install on it on this board. Is there a drive size limit (not partition limit) on these older boards?
What else can I try?
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