Blog

Building an MS-DOS PC

In 1994 I received my first PC. It was an Amstrad 2086 powered by an Intel 20286 processor running at 8MHZ with 640KB of RAM and a VGA graphics card. It was this machine that introduced me to the world of MS-DOS. Back in 1994 I loved my 286 PC Read more…

By angrydinosaur, ago
Blog

Patient Zero – Free Pentium 3

Eighteen months ago (2016) I made the mistake of clearing out my gadget cupboard, selling and giving away all the PC hardware I had accumulated over the past 20 years. I had decided I didn’t need all the bulky hardware and I could emulate the old platforms using DOSBox, VirtualBox, Read more…

By angrydinosaur, ago
Blog

Pentium 90 with a 512MB CF Card

After spending the entire evening wrestling a CompactFlash to IDE adapter I’m pleased to announce I got it working. I assumed (wrongly) that there was an issue with the adapter so spent most of the evening trying different jumper settings and BIOS settings. It turns out it was the CF Read more…

By angrydinosaur, ago