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  • uuheels
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    Thanks for checking
    The problem here is the need to use the i/o input cards which need 2 ISA slots on the motherboard.
    These disappeared in about 2001. Running a VM on a modern PC doesn't help because there's nowhere to plug in the ISA cards..

    I'm up and running now, but I've had to use my spare motherboard so I'm looking for a spare to keep for the next failure.

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  • Lonx
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    Sorry I hadn't replied sooner. I don't think I have any SD-era mb's but will keep an eye out. Talking to a colleague here at work and he's big on virtualisation etc. and asked if you had the right support would it be possible to run your dyno app etc. within the VM and therefore you wouldn't be constrained to the old hardware any longer. Sure it might take some time to work through the bugs but... profit?!??

    I'm sure this has been entertained before but figured I'd pass the idea on just in case.

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  • Lonx
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    Shit, just remembered I might still have a box of that era gear at the old lady's place. Unsure if I told her to throw it out 2 years ago

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  • Lonx
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    Oooh, ok the SD stuff I'm sure I won't have but a video card or two perhaps, I'll report back tomorrow as I found some random bits in garage parts boxes as well.

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  • uuheels
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    Originally posted by Lonx View Post
    I have some old stuff still lying about if it's useful...

    IDE drives, maybe some old ddr, motherboards and cpu's unlikely but I might have. Basic sound pci / ide sound cards etc.
    DDR is too new, it's SD100 and SD133 here
    I'd be interested if you had any motherboards with ISA slots or any really old AGP or PCI vid cards.
    Ta.

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  • uuheels
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    I managed to get yours running Madhatr.

    I was trying it with the last possible combo of parts and it fired up. I literally dropped my jaw
    It's been 100% solid for the last 2 days.
    I still want to put a spare together though (which is what yours was supposed to be
    Thanks again. It got me out of the shit.

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  • Lonx
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    I have some old stuff still lying about if it's useful...

    IDE drives, maybe some old ddr, motherboards and cpu's unlikely but I might have. Basic sound pci / ide sound cards etc.

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  • Madhatr
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    bad video card or ram will just hang the system without bios displaying.

    Anything that era with ISA slots has a legacy bios and is 100% fine to be running in a dos environment.

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  • uuheels
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    PM sent.

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  • Masier
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    Originally posted by uuheels View Post
    Yeah no problem. Mine came with v2.662!
    Are you still using an IDE HDD with that Chinese motherboard? If so, do you have a spare?

    I set mine up to dual boot with WinXP. It makes file manipulation and backups much easier.
    You can then also print from XP using a more modern printer if you don't have the special parallel to USB printer adaptor for an ancient HP printer needed to print directly from the DD software.
    Where are you?
    Haven't found a good, old hdd in years. I started using these "40pin PATA IDE DOM Disk female Disk On Module Vertical Socket 2-Channel 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB MLC For CNC Industrial equipment" and it has saved a lot of heartache.

    As for win xp I am far more simple than that. I use freedos and set one of the usb ports up for my usb stick in the bios. Xcopy everything to that turn the machine off unplug it and plug it in to the other machine to print. Was toying with qemu-kvm on a linux distro and passing the isa cards to a dos VM. I came to my sensors before hand, and the above works for me.

    I am around 10hours north of Perth.

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  • uuheels
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    Originally posted by Masier View Post
    If you wouldn't mind, I have version 2.7 from memory

    Yeah no problem. Mine came with v2.662!
    Are you still using an IDE HDD with that Chinese motherboard? If so, do you have a spare?

    I set mine up to dual boot with WinXP. It makes file manipulation and backups much easier.
    You can then also print from XP using a more modern printer if you don't have the special parallel to USB printer adaptor for an ancient HP printer needed to print directly from the DD software.
    Where are you?

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  • Masier
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    Originally posted by uuheels View Post
    I have v6.130r
    The final dos version was 6.132r so mine is almost the the final version.
    I can help you update if you want..
    If you wouldn't mind, I have version 2.7 from memory

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  • uuheels
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    I have v6.130r
    The final dos version was 6.132r so mine is almost the the final version.
    I can help you update if you want..

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  • Masier
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    Originally posted by uuheels View Post
    If you have any bits from an old DOS based Dyno Dynamics setup, I'd be very interested
    Same here I am chasing a new version of the software.

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  • uuheels
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    Originally posted by (pennywise) View Post
    I might have a spare board / cpu from our old dyno pc
    If you have any bits from an old DOS based Dyno Dynamics setup, I'd be very interested

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