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 PostPost subject: [SOLVED] C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:38 am 
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I have it working now (Hurray!). I even went above and beyond by having custom directories to have multiple systems, with their respective config, HDD, and boot floppies (if needed). I also created a custom program (with QB64) to select which system I want.
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I'm wanting to play around with Windows 1.0 DR5, etc. on PCem, however I cannot for the life of me get the virtual machine to detect that there is a fixed disk on C:. I've set it up for the IBM XT, as well as clones, but I can't get it to work. FDISK says "No fixed disks present.". I've tried looking it up on Google, but no luck. Switching to an AMI 386XS, with everything else the same, I'm able to get it to detect it, with the BIOS.

I've also tried 86box, but no luck there either. Funnily enough, there's an online emulator (PCjs) that has the IBM XT as a pre-configured option, with Windows 1.0 PE installed, and I've gotten Windows DR5 installed onto there, multiple times, no problem.

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I've also tried flashing a different BIOS with XTIDECFG, but even that fails, with "Timeout when polling EEPROM. EEPROM was not flashed properly.". Am I just being an idiot, or is this whole thing an issue with PCem/86box?

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 PostPost subject: Re: C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:05 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:09 am 
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LilShootDawg wrote:
Do you have a HD controller?

I don't know, but as I said, the same HDD .IMG image works on a different PC/processor type, with everything else exactly the same.

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 PostPost subject: Re: C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:47 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:56 am 
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Pretty sure I have the XTIDE ROM(s), but the list here is empty, and the config icon to the right is un-clickable.

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 PostPost subject: Re: C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:01 am 
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After some further digging in 86box, I was able to find some HDD controller options, not in the HDD options. I think I have 86box working now.

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 PostPost subject: Re: C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:21 pm 
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It's best to use MFM as the HDD controller, like the original IBM Xebec one from 1983.

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 PostPost subject: Re: C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:03 am 
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TheCollector1988 wrote:
It's best to use MFM as the HDD controller, like the original IBM Xebec one from 1983.

Yes, that's what I'm using, so it auto boots from floppy, as XTIDE does the HDD by default if you don't press A. I even have custom directories to have multiple systems, and a custom made program to select which system I want.
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 PostPost subject: Re: [SOLVED] C: on PCem IBM XT        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:44 am 
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You can use the 86Box Manager to manage your VMs. It gets along with 86Box pretty nicely.

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