Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/12/10/04:10:08

Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 04:07:13 -0500 (EST)
From: "Jude T. DaShiell" <jdashiel AT clark DOT net>
To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: ms-dos 7 ramdrive.sys and djgpp
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I think I caught Microsoft in a lie.  I use a Dell Dimension p3 with 128mb
of ram and it's a 450mhz speed machine.  They contaminated the machine
with windows 98se at the factory.
So I put the djgpp distribution on the machine, got to get some good
software on it and try doing the instructions in
section 3.9 of the djgppfaq.txt file.
All was going well until I tried installing a ramdrive with ramdrive.sys
expanded memory that's above 1mb.   Microsoft says to use the /A switch.
When I do that, I don't get a ramdrive at all.
So I load himem.sys before emm386.exe.
I have
device=himem.sys and
device=c:\windows\emm386.exe noemx novcpi
If I use:
devicehigh=c:\windows\ramdrive.sys 8192 512 64 /E
strangely enough I have me an 8mb ram drive as d:.
The ramdrive.sys statement evidently must want to be loaded before cd-rom
drives and zip drives since though its
order puts it after my cd-rom drive statement in config.sys the cd-rom
drive is now e:.
If I take out the himem.sys line and leave in the ramdrive.sys line, no
ramdrive.  Go figure.


jude <jdashiel AT clark DOT net>

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