First post, by Boohyaka
I installed a CF-IDE adapter and also tried a PATA-SATA adapter with a 2.5" SSD in my 486. Both are working fine, BIOS HDD auto-detects everything fine, for the SSD LBA is supported so I can get up to 8GB out of it. The computer is happy to work with these devices, fdisk them, format them, copying stuff, running games and installing DOS, everything works perfectly but one thing: DOS won't boot directly off of them. In both cases (CF and SSD), after I'm done installing DOS and reboots, computer stops right after POST with a blinking prompt when it's supposed to boot MS-DOS.
Currently I'm stuck with having to run DOS off an old HDD and use the CF/SSD as data disks, which is not so bad in itself but I'd still rather get rid of the old HDD if possible.
Is there anything I missed in BIOS or another limit I am not aware of?
If that helps it's a 486DX2-66 with a Soyo SY-025K2 motherboard. I already flashed the latest BIOS I could find.
BIOS is Award 4.50G.