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[bbssig] Help on repairing i286-based node/bbs

Miroslav Skoric skoric at uns.ac.rs
Mon Aug 1 17:42:45 UTC 2011


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Hi,

Until recently I used an old i286 comp for a BPQ node + PZT bbs. Its
hard disk died last week, and probably its HDD controller too that is on
an ISA card in the motherboard slot. It makes me wonder about eventual
experience in successful reparations of such old comps, including
replacing HDD part with more modern devices, such as USB memory sticks
or so. But it seems that my old BIOS supports booting from only hard
disks from 15-128 MB, so I suppose  that the new device must pretend as
if it is a HDD. (I had an USB stick of 128 MB but do not have any idea
on about how to connect it to such an old i286 board.) Any suggestion?

Regards,
Misko
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