[Freedos-user] Vitoria(supplying CCTV security equipment) www.vitoriasz.com

2004-11-08 Thread Jack
or Madam, Nice to introduce myself and our company to you! I'm Jack from Vitoria Video Technology(Shenzhen) company. Our company's headquarters is in Shenzhen PR China. And Vitoria also has subsidiary company in S?o Paulo, Brazil and Honkong. It's manufacturing factory is located in Shenzhen

[Freedos-user] Vitoria(supplying CCTV security equipment) www.vitoriasz.com

2004-11-13 Thread Jack
to introduce myself and our company to you! I'm Jack from Vitoria Video Technology(Shenzhen) company. Our company's headquarters is in Shenzhen PR China. And Vitoria also has subsidiary company in S?o Paulo, Brazil and Honkong. It's manufacturing factory is located in Shenzhen, PR China. Vitoria

[Freedos-user] Clarifications.

2007-08-10 Thread Jack
, whom I want NOTHING to do with, now and forever! As for Bernd Blaauw's comments about me putting aside previous differences ... Jack R. Ellis - This SF.net email is sponsored by: Splunk Inc. Still grepping through log files

[Freedos-user] UDMA Driver Update.

2007-09-07 Thread Jack
Sorry, I was unaware that this board does not like carat characters for URL addresses. To download the 7-Sep-2007 XMGR, UDMA, and UDVD drivers, use the following URL: http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/drivers.html - This

[Freedos-user] UDMA Driver Update.

2007-09-07 Thread Jack
Thanks to the help of Denis Andrianov from Russia, I have found a SERIOUS error in the new UDMA caching driver. It mishandled external-unit numbers and so would not cache more than one UDVD CD/DVD drive correctly. The error in UDMA is now fixed, and the drivers are now updated to a date of

[Freedos-user] Congrats to Grech!

2007-12-05 Thread Jack
My congrats to my good fiend Grech for having patched and extended usage of the non-caching XDMA! Those on BTTR who have noted the 50-MB speed of UIDE, and those who have noted privately how UIDE works everywhere, will truly value a substandard, obsolete driver as a second-choice! And given

[Freedos-user] Congrats to Grech!

2007-12-05 Thread Jack
Jack, your email is an obvious troll. If you don't have anything of substance to contribute, don't try to stir up trouble. Please stop this. Jim, your comments above are absolutely the most UNFAIR thing I have EVER seen you do.Udo Kuhnt wrote me yesterday, 4-Dec-2007, about Grech's FD

[Freedos-user] Congrats to Grech!

2007-12-06 Thread Jack
Jack, my fRiend, do you think it is a good idea to make a federal case ... Federal Case, you say??A phrase rarely heard outside the U.S.A., which refers to the laws we use to prosecute gangsters or racketeers?? With your recent f.iend, that is 2 NEW additions to your English

[Freedos-user] getting applications working

2009-06-07 Thread Jack
If you update FreeDOS, in accordance with the update list noted by Eric Auer, do consider adding the UIDE or UIDEJR driver, also XMGR and RDISK if desired. They are avail- able from http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/driver.html, also from other Internet sources. UIDEJR is a basic hard-disk and

Re: [Freedos-user] getting applications working

2009-06-07 Thread Jack
I guess this means we'll be able to drop the old sets of PCI UDMA drivers and cdrom-drivers as well, though I can remember using some of them to get a more stable pci-bus set up. (more initialisation done than standard PCI by BIOS) Interesting, but using BIOS is more compatible, I hope. I

[Freedos-user] UIDE.SYS

2009-06-08 Thread Jack
for your add on cards, and UIDE should handle them well. If not, write me at mezukoylian at sprynet dot com, and I will cook-up some other scheme. Jack R. Ellis -- Crystal Reports - New Free Runtime and 30 Day Trial

[Freedos-user] Updated 9-Jun-2009 UIDE/ UIDEJR Available.

2009-06-10 Thread Jack
Sorry, in my previous post about UIDE/UIDEJR, I meant to write ... when NO CD/DVD units are found ...! -- Crystal Reports - New Free Runtime and 30 Day Trial Check out the new simplified licensing option that enables

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE.SYS

2009-06-13 Thread Jack
DOS386 wrote: Thanks for the explanation ... UIDE won't see the PCI addon card since it uses BIOS INT $13 to search for disks ... but does anything prevent UIDE from searching for IDE/ATA/SATA stuff using PCI BIOS, and assigning it to a free INT $13 disk number specified in commandline if

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE.SYS

2009-06-14 Thread Jack
Such disks would have to be installed into DOS ... OK, so it's trivial to add them into INT $13 and make available for WDE disk editor, IDEcheck, NTSC4DOS and other DOS-independent tools based on INT $13, but DOS won't see them for a known design fault of itself ... what IMHO could and

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE.SYS

2009-06-14 Thread Jack
You can easily register drives AFTER boot, without giving them int 13 interfaces, using the well-documented and well-working DOS block device interface. Disk editors are not very widespread but NTFS4DOS (NTSC is a television thing) and disk caching might be a reason why providing int 13

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE.SYS

2009-06-15 Thread Jack
DOS386 wrote: I haven't asked for adding block-device to UIDE, just non-BIOS disks support, and I don't need it too _badly_ since I have none by now. Non-BIOS disk support for caching already exists in UIDE, in its external entry logic which can be conditionally- assembled into the driver.

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE.SYS

2009-06-15 Thread Jack
Eric Auer wrote: as your driver already has built-in caching, UIDE does not need to make int 13 device numbers for non-BIOS devices ... I assume you mean its ability to cache devices other than its own SATA/IDE devices, by using UIDE's external call routines, and I agree with you. A

[Freedos-user] Peace and Quiet!

2009-06-20 Thread Jack
loaded thru the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. [Not possible in CONFIG.SYS, a long story why!].Anything else I can think of, I will do! If I can do all that, so can all of you. Let's end the WARS, and do our best to keep ALL versions of DOS alive! Jack R. Ellis

[Freedos-user] Updated RDISK.COM Available.

2009-06-24 Thread Jack
The RDISK driver is now a .COM file and has been improved. RDISK can still be loaded as-before from CONFIG.SYS, or it can now load from AUTOEXEC.BAT and by user command without needing DEVLOAD. When loaded by AUTOEXEC or later, RDISK can now accept the /:[letter] switch specifying a desired

[Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Jack
On 14-Aug-2009 13:13, MegaBrutal wrote: Who ever needs a 64-bit version of DOS, especially if you need to emulate an entire processor while achieving it? 32-bit is just fine. I don't know why would anyone switch to 64-bit for DOS since people don't even use the advantages out. Of course

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Jack
On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:43:17 -0700, Bernd Blaauw bbla...@home.nl wrote: I don't know if it's easier or harder to do, but maybe best approach is twofold : 1) First 4GB handled traditionally for programs, ramdisks, diskcaches etc. 2) Ramdisk driver that can handle all memory beyond 4GB

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-14 Thread Jack
On 14-Aug-2009 21:18, Jack wrote: ... But, if we are to cook up a new scheme to handle memory beyond 4-GB, why limit it only for RAMdisk usage? If the XMS drivers/ handlers support such large memory, EVERYBODY could use it! yes, as long as older programs don't use it by accident. Guess

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-15 Thread Jack
On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 15:57:55 -0700, Eric Auer e.a...@jpberlin.de wrote: Hi Jack, Re: using memory over 4-GB in DOS, the best way to AVOID many new custom programs is to raise the capacity of XMS drivers... 1) A change to the XMS request which determines available memory, with a change

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-15 Thread Jack
work your miracles, and I'll work mine! Jack R. Ellis -- Let Crystal Reports handle the reporting - Free Crystal Reports 2008 30-Day trial. Simplify your report design, integration and deployment - and focus on what you

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-15 Thread Jack
Eric, Sorry, in my last post I meant to say Int 15h AH=87h move- memory requests, not AH=80h. Jack R. Ellis -- Let Crystal Reports handle the reporting - Free Crystal Reports 2008 30-Day trial. Simplify your report

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-17 Thread Jack
on your miracles :-) Thanks, and you on yours ;-) Jack R. Ellis -- Let Crystal Reports handle the reporting - Free Crystal Reports 2008 30-Day trial. Simplify your report design, integration and deployment - and focus

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-18 Thread Jack
EMM386, since they still FAILED in 2004 when Lucho and I created the first UDMA driver! Jack R. Ellis -- Let Crystal Reports handle the reporting - Free Crystal Reports 2008 30-Day trial. Simplify your report design

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-18 Thread Jack
by Japheth, in going from FD-EMM386 to JEMM386, then you may not want FD-EMM386, until it gets MANY of those changes! As for a memory manager of choice, I have seen no posted comments on this, and users must make their own decision re: which EMM driver to use. Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-19 Thread Jack
and a cache.A RAMdisk holds ALL of such files. A first-in first-out cache may have to DISCARD some sectors of the files when OTHER data must be cached.So the RAMdisk is quite-a-bit more GUARANTEED to handle a temp/working file faster! Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-19 Thread Jack
, but in fact hard-disks CAN go up to 2-TERABYTES these days! What you suggest will never happen. Jack R. Ellis -- Let Crystal Reports handle the reporting - Free Crystal Reports 2008 30-Day trial. Simplify your report

Re: [Freedos-user] Over 4-GB for FreeDOS, Etc.

2009-08-20 Thread Jack
with those who MAY NOT be as forgiving of your jokes, then your too-RIGID semantics, as I was!! Jack R. Ellis -- Let Crystal Reports handle the reporting - Free Crystal Reports 2008 30-Day trial. Simplify your report

[Freedos-user] RAM disks jokes (Was: 4 GB for FD etc.)

2009-08-20 Thread Jack
, NOT mine -- My apoligies to all others on FD-User, but as I have felt for years about the many Slept Thru High-School BRATS in this U.S.A., SOMEBODY needs to TELL THEM when they are Flat-Ass WRONG, technically OR in their conduct!! Jack R. Ellis

[Freedos-user] UIDE Question.

2010-03-02 Thread Jack
Maybeway36 and Geraldo -- I am the writer of UIDE. To answer your confusion about the UIDE driver, the following may be of help -- UIDE is meant to be a Universal IDE driver for hard-disk and CD/DVD drives. It enables UltraDMA logic for SATA or IDE disks and CDs/DVDs, which some older BIOS

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE Question.

2010-03-02 Thread Jack
In my previous UIDE comments the word P-R-E-S-E-N-T was truncated by whatever forum software is in use to the word S-E-N-T!! I have NEVER seen such a thing occur in E-Mail or forums before! Please understand that what seems to be S-E-N-T should be read as the words At p-r-e-s-e-n-t. Someone

[Freedos-user] Inaccurate 10-Jun-2010 UIDE Announcement.

2010-06-13 Thread Jack
The announcement on the main FreeDOS webpage of the new 10-Jun-2010 UIDE driver is inaccurate. There is no speed improvement in the latest UIDE. That was achieved in the previous 19-May-2010 release. The BTTR webpage noted as detailing the new 10-Jun-2010 UIDE is also incorrect and details only

[Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-07 Thread Jack
LBA address for any hard-disk read or write command. Jack Ellis -- Xperia(TM) PLAY It's a major breakthrough. An authentic gaming smartphone on the nation's most reliable network. And it wants your games. http://p.sf.net

[Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-07 Thread Jack
Sorry, in my comments to Scott about large 4K-sector disk drives, all occurrences of 2-GB should actually be 2-TB (Terabytes)! As I often note, age 65 is S much fun (i.e. NOT!). -- Xperia(TM) PLAY It's a major

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-10 Thread Jack
plan to PITCH my entire PC system, then go into full retirement [or perhaps get an IPad or some- thing else, ANYTHING else but another damned PC, instead]! Jack R. Ellis -- Xperia(TM) PLAY It's a major breakthrough

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-10 Thread Jack
Michael, You missed my point about backward compatibility, which has been notoriously ABSENT from the historical events I noted. PCI was desperately needed by server class hardware ... Fine, let them have it. But why did ORDINARY users have to be forced into buying newer mainboards, which

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-10 Thread Jack
with only a 512-byte disk sector is WELL PAST diminishing returns! And if that is any reason for advocating 4K disk sectors, i.e. to save such miniscule amounts of track space, the hard-disk industry is now DUMBER than I thought!! [Paul Newman, from the 1989 movie Blaze]. Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-10 Thread Jack
Scott, My apologies (age 65 again!); in my last post about disk ECC sizes, I meant to say 10 byte and 16 byte ECCs, not bit. Jack R. Ellis -- Xperia(TM) PLAY It's a major breakthrough. An authentic gaming smartphone

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-10 Thread Jack
Dilemma is not any sort of rant but really a statement of fact. I know, since I have BEEN there and DONE that!, as we in the U.S.A. might say. Jack R. Ellis -- Xperia(TM) PLAY It's a major breakthrough. An authentic

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-10 Thread Jack
describes the current PC industry situation -- It SUCKS!! Jack R. Ellis -- Xperia(TM) PLAY It's a major breakthrough. An authentic gaming smartphone on the nation's most reliable network. And it wants your games. http

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-10 Thread Jack
There are so many inaccuracies and distortions in the reply that you sent, I'm going to assume you are just irritated or in a bad mood. In fact, I was neither, until reading what you post below. Once again you choose only to pick nits at the technical examples I mention, but flatly REFUSE to

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-11 Thread Jack
One estimate for 4K sector technology puts this at 100 bytes of ECC data needed for a 4K sector, versus 320 (40x8) for 8 512B sectors. Yes, that's about 5% (5,37% to be exact) you'll gain from 4k sectors. Perhaps a bit more than 5% due to fewer inter-sector gaps. Since they are kept small

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-11 Thread Jack
... but on modern hardware we have enough to burn. Wasting anything just because we can afford it is generally a bad idea. With which I absolutely agree. But it seems only I wonder how much farther ahead Windows/Linux might be, if their kernels and drivers [as a MINIMUM!] HAD in fact been

Re: [Freedos-user] Large drives with 4k sectors presenting as 512b?

2011-04-11 Thread Jack
My point in the thread is that YOU do not get to choose what is the appropriate rate of progress. Either stock up on spare parts, or move along. Disparaging everybody in the industry who has a different point of view is ranting. I do not call it progress when the PC industry flatly DENIES

[Freedos-user] UIDE

2011-05-12 Thread Jack
to appear not ready for extended time spans should be disabled! Currently my pertinent FDCONFIG.SYS lines are: BUFFERS=4 ; (Recommended by Jack Ellis) devicehigh=C:\FDOS\UIDE\uide.sys /S40 Looks good to me! I recommend BUFFERS=4, since UIDE caches all directory sectors

[Freedos-user] UIDE driver help

2011-05-12 Thread Jack
, and I shall be happy to respond! Jack R. Ellis -- Achieve unprecedented app performance and reliability What every C/C++ and Fortran developer should know. Learn how Intel has extended the reach of its next-generation

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE

2011-05-13 Thread Jack
of stand-by mode, i.e. at what point UIDE should have a long time-out value, I can program that. But, it must be COMMON to all drives, NO exceptions, or it might cause just as much TROUBLE as it resolves! Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] Basic question on UIDE

2011-05-14 Thread Jack
of the older caches can get that high! I poked around in the documentation but did not find this information. Sorry, the source file for UIDE does say that it uses Write Through caching, but I did not put this in the README, which others will note is already technical ENOUGH! Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE vs drive power management spin down timers

2011-05-14 Thread Jack
. Might cause some confusion among UIDE users, who will now see a 7-second delay in some error handling. But, if UIDE needs only a timeout change to handle sleeping hard disks, it might be worth updating only 1 byte in its DoIO subroutine! Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE vs drive power management spin down timers

2011-05-14 Thread Jack
eating breakfast! this morning, but I shall test it out, later today! Jack R. Ellis -- Achieve unprecedented app performance and reliability What every C/C++ and Fortran developer should know. Learn how Intel has extended

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE vs drive power management spin down timers

2011-05-14 Thread Jack
caused by the time needed to spin up. Understood, if in fact DOS issues a drive-reset on any error. Also, note that my drivers do NOT allow removable or hot-pluggable HARD disks, since I cannot be sure all DOS kernels can handle media-change events in their HARD-disk logic! Jack R. Ellis

[Freedos-user] UIDE vs drive power management spin down timers

2011-05-15 Thread Jack
is much better for a small-driver user! Jack R. Ellis -- Achieve unprecedented app performance and reliability What every C/C++ and Fortran developer should know. Learn how Intel has extended the reach of its next

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem with UIDE

2011-05-17 Thread Jack
CD, they can then change UIDE to handle regular files from the CD by getting rid of /N2 and re-adding a /D: device name. Jack R. Ellis -- Achieve unprecedented app performance and reliability What every C/C++ and Fortran

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem with UIDE

2011-05-17 Thread Jack
memory-test procedures. Might SAVE your CD boot scheme, on a system that otherwise cannot use JEMM386/JEMMEX. Jack R. Ellis -- What Every C/C++ and Fortran developer Should Know! Read this article and learn how Intel has

[Freedos-user] Test UIDE Available, For VirtualBox.

2011-07-24 Thread Jack
JLM driver is now O.K. with JEMM386 and the new VirtualBox release.None- theless, I still intend to offer UIDE /E for all users, as there may yet be other emulator problems, and since using call the BIOS logic with hard disks could be valuable in other odd cases as well. Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] Weird UIDE.SYS (FreeDOS 1.1 Test) behavior under VirtualBox

2011-07-24 Thread Jack
they might be!) that if VirtualBox now FAILS a 17-year-old test for the PCI BIOS, they need to DO SOMETHING about it, QUICK! Jack R. Ellis -- Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention Research study explores

Re: [Freedos-user] Test UIDE Available, For VirtualBox.

2011-07-24 Thread Jack
DOS directories, to make room for new data files, is the main loss of speed when using UIDE, so users should allocate as large a UIDE cache as possible. Jack R. Ellis -- Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss

[Freedos-user] UIDE /E For VirtualBox Now Officially Released.

2011-07-24 Thread Jack
for the files. Users who had been running UIDE /N1 (no hard-disks), to avoid VirtualBox problems, can now try UIDE /E instead. /N1 causes UIDE to totally ignore all hard-disks, while /E does permit hard-disk data to get cached, after UIDE calls the BIOS to do disk I-O. This is much better! Jack R

Re: [Freedos-user] Test UIDE Available, For VirtualBox.

2011-07-24 Thread Jack
fluids in my system! The Doc says it can take 18 months to get used to this, so I must simply be patient. Jack R. Ellis -- Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention Research study explores the data loss

[Freedos-user] Using /E And Other UIDE Options.

2011-08-01 Thread Jack
was told by the BIOS how many hard-disks are present, and UIDE will then call the BIOS to do I-O requests for them. Hard- disk data is still cached by UIDE, even with its /E switch! Jack R. Ellis -- Got Input? Slashdot

Re: [Freedos-user] FD 1.1 Bootfloppy Problems

2011-08-01 Thread Jack
CONFIG.SYS file, so I and Japheth can see exactly what you are doing. Jack R. Ellis -- BlackBerryreg; DevCon Americas, Oct. 18-20, San Francisco, CA The must-attend event for mobile developers. Connect with experts. Get

Re: [Freedos-user] FD 1.1 Bootfloppy Problems

2011-08-01 Thread Jack
Bernd, My apologies -- Hadn't noticed that I was in fact responding to old news! Jack R. Ellis -- BlackBerryreg; DevCon Americas, Oct. 18-20, San Francisco, CA The must-attend event for mobile developers. Connect

[Freedos-user] IMPORTANT Off Topic -- U.S. Medical Costs!!

2011-08-02 Thread Jack
charge the uninsured for cancer or a heart-attack!! Jack R. Ellis -- BlackBerryreg; DevCon Americas, Oct. 18-20, San Francisco, CA The must-attend event for mobile developers. Connect with experts. Get tools for creating

[Freedos-user] UIDE Performance -- Small Caches DO Work O.K.!

2011-08-23 Thread Jack
a 25/50/100-MB cache -- They do seem to perform a LOT better than I expected! Jack R. Ellis -- EMC VNX: the world's simplest storage, starting under $10K The only unified storage solution that offers unified management

[Freedos-user] UIDE Drivers Updated, New UIDE2.

2011-09-09 Thread Jack
Johnson Lam has posted an updated 9-Sep-2011 DRIVERS.ZIP file, on his website at johnson.tmfc.net/dos/driver.html, which contains a new UIDE2, also updates to the other UIDE drivers. UIDE2 uses old-style protected mode caching, that was in UIDE until August, 2010. Try as I may, I simply cannot

[Freedos-user] Upgraded UIDE2 and UIDE-S Available!

2011-09-23 Thread Jack
Johnson Lam has posted an updated 23-Sep-2011 DRIVERS.ZIP file, with all UIDE drivers improved, on his website at -- http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/driver.html UIDE-S now runs 30 BIOS disks/diskettes and 8 CD/DVD drives, and it also sets the UIDE$ default name when no CD/DVD drives are found,

[Freedos-user] New UIDE Drivers -- Common Core Logic.

2011-10-02 Thread Jack
Johnson Lam has posted a new 30-Sep-2011 DRIVERS.ZIP file on his website at http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/driver.html. The UIDE, UIDE2 and UIDE-S drivers can now be assembled from the UIDE.ASM source file, using a /dPMDVR switch for UIDE2 and a /dMINDVR switch for UIDE-S (protected or minimum

[Freedos-user] Tom's ALWAYS Good Ideas!

2011-10-05 Thread Jack
of (A) using XMS memory as a buffer for UltraDMA I-O which is misaligned or crosses a 64K boundary, and (B) using free HMA space to save upper/DOS memory and putting much of my drivers there! Tom is often quiet in the background, but when he DOES speak, it MATTERS! Jack R. Ellis

[Freedos-user] New 7-Oct-2011 UIDE Drivers, Fixing A BUG In The EDD BIOS!

2011-10-07 Thread Jack
Johnson Lam has posted an updated 7-Oct-2011 DRIVERS.ZIP file on his website, at http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/driver.html. The site still has a Last Update date of 9-30, but the files which download ARE dated 10-07-2011 and have been verified O.K. This update is not more driver improvements but

[Freedos-user] UIDE Drivers Updated, UIDE-S Eliminated!

2011-10-16 Thread Jack
Johnson Lam has posted a new 16-Oct-2011 DRIVERS.ZIP file on his website at http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/driver.html. In it, UIDE has again been reduced down to a 7.5K-byte file, same as UIDE2, for boot diskettes and other systems having limited space.So, UIDE-S is no longer needed, and it

[Freedos-user] Undeserved Comment Re: EMM/JEMM, A20, Etc.

2011-10-18 Thread Jack
I am DISMAYED by some of the recent comments on this board regarding old EMM386 v.s. JEMM386/JEMMEX, the A20 line etc.! First, I use and recommend JEMM386/JEMMEX with my UIDE and other drivers. I absolutely REFUSE using old EMM386 by Gates Co. because it has (A) Never-fixed BUGS in its VDS

Re: [Freedos-user] Undeserved Comment Re: EMM/JEMM, A20, Etc.

2011-10-19 Thread Jack
and is completely unheard of ... I suggest that a lot of other things besides the A20 line could have caused such a problem. In my opinion, you need quite a bit more evidence, BEFORE you can fault the A20 line only because your crash appeared to occur with only XMS!! Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] Undeserved Comment Re: EMM/JEMM, A20, Etc.

2011-10-19 Thread Jack
In my previous post about FD-EMM386 being changed to JEMM386, and to be perfectly clear, those Flat-Ass DISASTERS I noted are not at ALL in JEMM386 but are in FD-EMM386 and had to be CORRECTED by Japheth! Sorry for any confusion caused by me -- JEMM386/JEMMEX ARE the EMM drivers of choice, in

Re: [Freedos-user] Undeserved Comment Re: EMM/JEMM, A20, Etc.

2011-10-19 Thread Jack
has become just as problematical as some of the A20 issues themselves!]. Jack R. Ellis -- The demand for IT networking professionals continues to grow, and the demand for specialized networking skills is growing even more

Re: [Freedos-user] Undeserved Comment Re: EMM/JEMM, A20, Etc.

2011-10-20 Thread Jack
MS-DOS, even despite my many-other thoughts about Gates Flunkeys -- He and all his F's in fact DO handle A20 as their XMS specs recommend! Jack R. Ellis -- The demand for IT networking professionals continues to grow

Re: [Freedos-user] Undeserved Comment Re: EMM/JEMM, A20, Etc.

2011-10-20 Thread Jack
will use JEMM386, which I consider to be FAR superior and always WILL be! Jack R. Ellis -- The demand for IT networking professionals continues to grow, and the demand for specialized networking skills is growing even more

Re: [Freedos-user] Undeserved Comment Re: EMM/JEMM, A20, Etc.

2011-10-20 Thread Jack
are not, but a few are. Read the JEMM ChangeLog, then you can decide which hardware-dependent problems might have affected its predecessor FD-EMM386. Jack R. Ellis -- The demand for IT networking professionals continues to grow

[Freedos-user] 4th-Grade English.

2011-10-21 Thread Jack
It is VERY TIRESOME, having to respond to posts on this board with I DID NOT say ... or I DO NOT agree ..., when one's REAL words are either misunderstood or often TWISTED for some other agenda! Many such replies would cause their writers to FAIL, QUICKLY, in almost all U.S. High-School Debate

Re: [Freedos-user] Undeserved Comment Re: EMM/JEMM, A20, Etc.

2011-10-21 Thread Jack
their users Know what they are doing! As all options, the user has to decide whether to use that, yes. How carefully you avoid my problematical comment! Jack R. Ellis -- The demand for IT networking professionals continues

Re: [Freedos-user] 4th-Grade English.

2011-10-27 Thread Jack
peoples' attention, but in the wrong way. THANK YOU for your insight, in the same sense as Captain Armstrong [in your 1980s Anzacs series], who initially addressed his all-volunteer platoon by saying, You shall be treated as intelligent adults! Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDos4Kids (and Kids-at-heart)

2011-11-01 Thread Jack
that they really should not need caching. You can then run UIDE with its /N1 switch which causes it to ignore hard-disks but continue to cache diskettes and CD/DVD drives. They need caching, for they are otherwise SLOW! Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDos4Kids (and Kids-at-heart)

2011-11-03 Thread Jack
On the topic of wear leveling I would go with the DOM products, as they are designed as hard drive replacements. It's pretty easy to burn up FLASH so wear leveling is important. FWIW, they claim that FLASH has unlimited read capability, but is limited in the number of writes. So, at

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDos4Kids (and Kids-at-heart)

2011-11-03 Thread Jack
like me, a garden variety $40 hard disk should do just fine WITHOUT any such concerns! Jack R. Ellis -- RSA(R) Conference 2012 Save $700 by Nov 18 Register now http://p.sf.net/sfu/rsa-sfdev2dev1

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS boot problem

2011-11-19 Thread Jack
-boot for Windows/NT, but with some knowledge and research, any DOS can be made to work! I hope this helps you! Jack R. Ellis -- All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure contains a definitive record

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Memory

2011-12-27 Thread Jack
1. Would like to ask how much memory does FreeDOS support, e.g. 4 GiB? Yes you'll be limited to a maximum of 4GB if you have 4GB or more. In practice this maximum could be anywhere between 2GB and 4GB (usually 3.3GB or 3.5GB) due to PCI chipset device mapping into the top of memory. On older

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE.SYS delays boot process in VirtualBox

2012-01-12 Thread Jack
Anybody has an idea how to solve this with free software? Would the eltorito.sys driver help? Wasn't the solution to enable IO APIC or something like that? So a different enabled chipset. ELTORITO.SYS can help, but only if you configure the VM to start with booting from CD, after which

Re: [Freedos-user] Re : Support for 4k byte sectors

2012-01-14 Thread Jack
For what it is worth, my take on 4K-byte (or other-than-512 byte) sectors for DOS systems is very-much the same as Eric's and I shall reply to some comments from one of his posts -- Also depending on your BIOS, you could have a limit of at most 2^28, 2^32 or 2^48 sectors per disk ... Not a

Re: [Freedos-user] Re : Support for 4k byte sectors

2012-01-14 Thread Jack
Eric, ... I issue 28-bit commands for up to 28-bit addresses, while I issue 48-bitters for larger addresses. Runs fine! I meant if the BIOS only sees the first 2^N sectors and the partition table describes more than that, UIDE will probably not modify the BIOS-reported disk size: So on

Re: [Freedos-user] Re : Support for 4k byte sectors

2012-01-16 Thread Jack
Re: 4K sector sizes, I realized today that UIDE, UIDE2, and UIDEJR likely will NOT be affected at all -- 1) DOS has a 64K-byte limit for read/write requests, in fact 127 sectors of 512 bytes (the UIDE drivers do accept 128). Since 4K-byte sectors fit into this limit, no

Re: [Freedos-user] Re : Support for 4k byte sectors

2012-01-16 Thread Jack
To set the record straight on caches and on UIDE -- Can you recommend any free int 13 or block device based delayed/ pooled write caching software? As far as I can remember, all modern (LBA compatible, given disk sizes on current PCs) implementations of this are commercial. I don't know

Re: [Freedos-user] Re : Support for 4k byte sectors

2012-01-17 Thread Jack
I knew this would provoke a comment from you, Jack. Yes, you always were a provoker, weren't you, Bret? The purpose of a cache is to put as much data in RAM as it can, so that the disk is accessed as little as possible. It's true that the cached data does eventually get written to disk

Re: [Freedos-user] USB/ASPI to DOS, 4K sectors.

2012-01-29 Thread Jack
Jack has his own private reasons for not being a fan of ASPI, thus his UIDE driver (PCI IDE/SATA storage and optical disk driver) doesn't implement nor hook into ASPI. I'm not aware of opensource CD-writing software that doesn't require ASPI. Not entirely true -- UIDE can call Int 13h

[Freedos-user] UIDE Update Coming -- DISGUSTING Implications!!

2012-02-24 Thread Jack
A Heads Up (warning) message to all users of UIDE and UIDE2 -- Some time ago, I considered Read-Ahead for UIDE/UIDE2. But effective Read-Ahead requires knowing file sizes, to prevent reading too FAR ahead and losing time! File sizes demand DOS calls, and I want UIDE/UIDE2 to remain generic

[Freedos-user] New UIDE Available -- 64K Boundaries Fixed.

2012-02-28 Thread Jack
Johnson Lam has posted a new DRIVERS.ZIP dated 24-Feb-2012 on his website at http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/drivers.html. In it, UIDE and UIDE2 are corrected so that they again handle 64K UltraDMA boundaries properly. A user I-O buffer which crosses-over a 64K address boundary will cause the

[Freedos-user] New UIDE -- Website Correction!

2012-02-28 Thread Jack
In my previous post about the new 24-Feb-2012 UIDE/UIDE2 drivers, I mistyped Johnson Lam's URL with an extra s! The correct URL for the new drivers is -- http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/driver.html My apologies -- Age 66 is SO much fun! as I often say!

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem after updating to FreeDOS 1.1 with writing of environment variables.

2012-03-08 Thread Jack
, there is no further need for a large number of DOS buffers. UIDE does a much better caching job than the old DOS buffers, and by reducing your buffer count, you may save enough HMA space to put UIDE up there in the HMA, as well! Best wishes, Jack R. Ellis

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem after updating to FreeDOS 1.1 with writing of environment variables.

2012-03-08 Thread Jack
through UIDE, or (B) vice-versa, i.e. you must load UIDE with /N2 to avoid your Ghost errors. NOT any fun, either way, I know! But, I have never used Ghost and do not know what its writers do in running CD/DVD drives! Best wishes, Jack R. Ellis

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