8-bit video cards in new systems?

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake_at_bbtel.com>
Date: Mon Jul 6 20:35:23 1998

John Higginbotham wrote:

> At 06:25 PM 7/6/98 +0100, Tony Duell wrote:
> >Many modern machines will take an MDA or CGA card with no problems, I am
> >sure. But I could believe that there are some that don't.
> All the clone systems I have ever built or worked on supported MDA/CGA in
> BIOS, and also took 8-bit cards. I even had an MDA running in a Tandy
> 1000TX with CGA onboard. No hitches there, but that machine isn't exactly
> one of "today's" systems. I'd be skeptical of any of the newer proprietary
> systems, PB, Comaq, Dell, AST all spring to mind.

Out of curiousity I tried a Hercules in a Dell 325SX that has onboard Paradise
VGA and no problems....

> >Don't you just tell it it has no hard drive installed, and rely on the
> >BIOS extension on the 8 bit hard disk controller?
> Talking Sony CD-ROM here. I don't think those little 8-bit proprietary
> cards were even BIOS driven.

I don't think they were....

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