Xt-CF-Lite cards

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Xt-CF-Lite cards

Postby tezza on Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:11 pm

Pretty nifty devices. I recently had a play...
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Re: Xt-CF-Lite cards

Postby Gibsaw on Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:59 pm

I see your post mentions the XT-IDE. I take it that CF card is using the XTIDE BIOS?
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Re: Xt-CF-Lite cards

Postby tezza on Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:20 pm

Yes,I'm sure it is. Don't ask me much about it though. It came pre-installed with it.
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Re: Xt-CF-Lite cards

Postby Gibsaw on Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:27 pm

Yeah. I'm trying to figure an elegant way to overcome the 512MB limit, without an overlay. Seems some people are using these as basically a BIOS replacement card and not using the IDE port, just to get a flash ROM... (So reconfiguring BIOS doesn't mean re-burning an EPROM)

It would mean I could use a 16 bit IDE still in my 386... I'm tempted, except that doesn't seem very elegant. I'd rather have the card serve some other purpose than a disabled IDE port. (Not to mention I can't find anyone selling completed cards right now and my soldering skills are rubbish.)
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Re: Xt-CF-Lite cards

Postby Gibsaw on Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:34 pm

I might go down this road... for my 386 at least.

16 Bit ISA "Promise Tech" EIDE card (with IDE BIOS)

Means I lose out on the XTIDE flash updates, but possibly I might also be able to plug in an XTIDE BIOS into this card.

EDIT: And then there's the really expensive way to get these things. New in box.
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