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setup keys?
billb May-03-01 02:32 AM
I am relatively new to computers, and just bought an old 486 to play with. I would like to throw a larger hard drive in it (it only has 100mb), please don't laugh. I don't know which keys I need to push to access the innards to change the settings for a new drive (something like ctl, alt,s). This is an IBM 433dx/s, type 6382 m30. I was just looking at the IBM site, and couldn't find anything. I know I need something much better, but this is what I'm going to start with, with the help of your site; which is very interesting and imformative. I'm one of those old guys, and I think this is going to be my new hobby.

1. RE: setup keys?
lbyard May-03-01 01:42 PM
In response to message 0
See if it can be done with the diagnostics disk (http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/GCOR-3EDFNF.html?lang=en_US&page=brand&brand=IBM+PC&family=IBM+PC%7CValuePoint&machineType=IBM+PC%7CValuePoint%7C6382&doctype=Downloadable+files&subtype=All&up=%3Flang%3Den_US%3Flang%3Den_US). Old IBMs actually did not have a CMOS Setup, but rather used a diagnostics floppy. I donít know if this is the case with this model, probably not as it is a 486, but worth a try. The BIOS may not support a drive greater than about 500 Mbytes, but there are drivers such as EZ and Disk Manager (http://duxcw.com/faq/hd/hd.htm), which may permit a installation of a larger drive. Larry

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