Back to home page

DOS ain't dead

Forum index page

Log in | Register

Back to the board
Thread view  Mix view  Order
RayeR(R)

Homepage

CZ,
24.09.2019, 02:08
 

R.Loew passed away. (Announce)

I was notified that R.Loew, author of very useful patches, drivers and tools for Win9x / DOS passed away recently:
https://msfn.org/board/topic/180215-rloew-1952-2019-has-passed-away/?tab=comments#comment-1170697
Some SW can be found here:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Rudolph+R.+Loew%22

---
DOS gives me freedom to unlimited HW access.

RayeR(R)

Homepage

CZ,
11.10.2019, 16:54

@ RayeR

TRIM tool for DOS!

Hi, son of R.Loew was so kind to let us share his tools. He even posted some source codes for the TRIM tool that I asked him for.
https://msfn.org/board/topic/180215-rloew-1952-2019-has-passed-away/page/4
Please have a look at code, can you guess what compiler he used? Could Borland C work? I'll try it but maybe he used some other 16-bit compiler. I wonder how many code is in inline assembly, very few standard C functions used, probably only printf. The source doesn't contain any #include statement, thats quite weird...

My goal is to be able to rebuild the code and extend support to FAT16. I also hope it will help me to finish my own TRIM tool that I started to code but nobody could help me with DMA IDE command where I had stucked...

---
DOS gives me freedom to unlimited HW access.

RayeR(R)

Homepage

CZ,
12.10.2019, 03:57

@ RayeR

TRIM tool for DOS!

Well, the code looks a bit cryptic but it compiles with BC++ 4.52, just to ignore tons of warnings about missing prototypes. This can be fixed easily creating a header file...

---
DOS gives me freedom to unlimited HW access.

Zyzzle(R)

12.10.2019, 23:50

@ RayeR

TRIM tool for DOS!

> Well, the code looks a bit cryptic but it compiles with BC++ 4.52, just to
> ignore tons of warnings about missing prototypes. This can be fixed easily
> creating a header file...

I'm happy that you got it to compile.

Looking forward to following your progress on this. It will be wonderful to have a TRIM utility for pure DOS. SSDs truly will be useable in DOS systems at that point.

RayeR(R)

Homepage

CZ,
15.10.2019, 03:04

@ Zyzzle

TRIM tool for DOS!

> Looking forward to following your progress on this. It will be wonderful to
> have a TRIM utility for pure DOS. SSDs truly will be useable in DOS systems
> at that point.

You can try to use existing version if you have FAT32 partition. I didn't tested it yet as I don't have spare SSD for testing and I don't wan to risk data loss on my system SSD that is quite full...

---
DOS gives me freedom to unlimited HW access.

Back to the board
Thread view  Mix view  Order
15974 Postings in 1478 Threads, 271 registered users, 104 users online (0 registered, 104 guests)
DOS ain't dead | Admin contact
RSS Feed
powered by my little forum