Hi Dimitris,

> * Getting rid of himemx: this works ...

But very slow and lots of floppy access: I assume you booted from
floppy because the BIOS does not support CD boot and the CD also
needs to be some ancient model connected to the sound card? Then
I wonder if a newer model would work if connected to the normal
IDE controller which your 486 must already have. Because then it
may be possible to boot with a Smart Boot Manager floppy to CD...
If you have questions about SBM, Rugxulo could probably help ;-)

> * Replacing himemx with XMGR.SYS /T0 (kudos to Jack)

Cool to know that XMGR works, but what does /T0 mean? Maybe there
is some option for HIMEMX which makes a similar selection, which
could make HIMEMX work as well? :-)

> * Although installation of 1.2 finishes successfully, system fails
> to boot, hangs right after BIOS system summary is displayed.

I agree that FDISK /MBR may help. It would replace existing boot
code in the MBR with a "normal" version. Note that if you have to
use something like OnTrack "drivers" hidden in the MBR to use the
full capacity of the harddisk (due to too old BIOS), then this can
overwrite the driver: You might have to install DOS and/or driver

> * UDVD2 is able to detect the CDROM connected to the SB16 IDE interface.

> Unfortunately only the CDROM drive that was supplied with sound
> card appears to work there (MATSHITA CR-581-M)...

See above :-)

Cheers, Eric

PS: You may also have a way to change A20 style in BIOS setup,
which can help HIMEMX and XMGR to work without magic options.

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