Yay, now I need some Osborne boot media!

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Nov 24 19:35:36 CST 2014

On 11/24/2014 02:44 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:

> THAT would be version 3.20   of bothe MS-DOS and PC-DOS.
> They also had DRIVPARM as a CONFIG.SYS "command", that would reconfigure
> without adding another drive nor driver in [precious] RAM.  But, that was
> not documented in the PC-DOS manuals, and for reasons as yet unexplained,
> would not work with the real IBM BIOS ROMs, although it did work [with
> either PC-DOS OR MS-DOS] with Award, Phoenix, and several generic BIOS
> ROMs.

At least one of the PC-DOS versions (3.3?) supported DRIVPARM, but "hid" 
it requiring that the "DRIVPARM=" be followed by (IIRC) 3 hex 01 
characters.  Bizarre.  DRIVER.SYS worked okay, though.


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