First post, by cgyed.cgyed
I bought a Satellite 430cdt that works well with its IDE DD with W95.
I try to set up an MS-DOS 6.22 configuration with a IDE to CF adaptor, and a transcend 266x 2GB CF. I fully erased the CF (diskpart / clean all) and I installed MS-DOS with virtualbox. Under virtualbox, MS DOS starts and runs well.
With the real hardware, It does not work at all. I mean, the computer is not bootiong at all (the screen remains black) when I set the CF+adaptor in the computer. If I set the slave mode, the computer is booting without detecting the CF HDD and is asking for bootable media.
I found on the forum a similar problem : 486 and CF/IDE cant boot
It seems that the CHS parameters has to be changed, for example : 1023/16/63 (current parameters are : 3949/16/63). The post does not really describe how this has been done (with bios ? VMWARE ?) and the video tutorial (link on page 2) is not available anymore.
If anyone have some additional information about CHS parameters it would probably really helps.