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UMBs etc. (Announce)

posted by tom(R) Homepage, Germany, 26.08.2016, 18:38

> > > and put MSDOS 8 in a partition on my I5 dual boot system I
> > > found this hardware too new for UMBPCI. To get my UMB's back
> > > I tried JEMM386 and JEMMEX.
> > >
> > > When loading or installing either in config.sys they either
> > > of them don't work instead just spraying the screen with
> > > random characters forever.
> >
> > when running MSDOS, you are supposed to run MS EMM386.
> > I don't think (J)EMM386 was ever tested on MSDOS
> Try using "X=TEST I=TEST". I don't know why that was never the default.
X=TEST I=TEST should indeed be the default

> But even that may not help. Apparently ultra-modern machines don't like
> EMM386 as much as older ones.

the poster has not made it clear if this is because of modern hardware, or because of MSDOS 8

> But this is the kind of thing I meant, Tom. It's probably not going to work
> for some people, and thus it's too arcane to pretend to support everything.
> Most people don't need it anyways.
I disagree. Having ~128 K more memory can be fairly significant in DOS.

and it DOES work for most people.


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