[Trlog] TR on a Win XP machine

kd4d@comcast.net kd4d at comcast.net
Mon Apr 4 20:07:10 EDT 2005

Hi David:

This works well.  Also, if you install a boot loader (I suggest
GAG) then you can get an on-screen prompt for which operating
system you want to run (Press 1 or 2) and can set one up as
a default after n seconds!  I find this more convenient than
getting into the BIOS.  http://gag.sourceforge.net/  LILO
and GRUB will do this as well, but I find GAG much easier to
set up.


Mark, KD4D

> Here's another way to run TR on a fast XP machine. Maybe it has been 
> mentioned before, but I didn't see it in the archives:
> Install an old DOS HDD in the XP machine as a second HDD. Set the 
> jumpers to make it the master drive (HDD-0).
> Make the drive with XP on it the slave (HDD-1) by setting its jumpers.
> When the machine starts to boot, enter Bios Setup, and change the boot 
> order to either HDD-0 first, or HDD-1 first, depending on whether you 
> want to run DOS or XP.
> When I boot to the DOS drive, I get a warning about Frame Base Address 
> EMS being unavailable, and expanded memory not being available, but it 
> boots anyway. Max executable program memory size is about 600 KB. TR 
> data entry, Rig control and cw keying work fine. I haven't tried the 
> paddle yet. The computer is a homemade job with an overclocked 
> processor equivalent to Athlon XP 3200. I have some other DOS programs 
> that I plan to run on here too, like the ones from the ARRL antenna 
> book, and EZNEC. Anybody want to buy my old 486 DX 66 (without HDD)?
> Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
> Yuma, AZ 
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