First post, by SodaSuccubus
I got this really cute "286H" motherboard by "AMERICAN DIGICOM CORPORATION". Cleaned up some corrosion on one side of the board and to my surprise, it still boots!
This board has on-board IDE and FDD connectors. I could not get the built in IDE to work. Statson mentions JP14 and JP15 needing to be jumped to 2-3 to enable it. But the actual board only has 2 jumpers per JP14-15?
Symptom: Computer will "read" from the CF Card but will crash upon any kind of "writing".
My only 3.5 inch floppy drive is out of order so iv been resorting to installing MS-DOS onto my CF Card via virtualbox. Iv tried it on a few of my 486 boards and the drive gets picked up and functions fine.
This is not so with this 286 board. While the board will "pick up" the card, and even launch some games and applications, anytime a program has to write to the disk, weather it be for a config file or even just making a new folder, The computer will crash.
I can't even install DOS off my 5.25 inch drive as the minute it or FDISK tries to write to the drive, it again crashes.
What iv done so far:
Try another CF card: No difference
Verify the IDE-CF adapter isn't borked: CF card functions normal on a LS486. Can create folders and install DOS without crashing
Try the highest preset HDD values in the bios: No difference.
Simply can't get it to wanna play 100% with my CF cards. My LS486 wouldn't play fair with them either, but that was fixed by manually typing in the values for a 2GB HDD in the bios. Same trick doesn't seem to work here.