config.sys, autoexec.bat, interrupts and I/O ports
I always liked setting up new computers and trying to work the interrupts and I/O ports so that they wouldn't conflict. That always meant flipping toggle switches on the boards or using a manufacturers bootable setup disk, editing the the config.sys and autoexec.bat files. First get the high-end video card running, then the SCSI card working so you can have drives, then get the nic working for the network, then the second SCSI card or a scanner Kofax card, a serial mouse (9-pin). It was good challenge and I felt quite satisfied once the system was all configured, up and running, with no issues. Then move to the next hardware system and discover it has different add-on cards so it becomes a whole different setup. Time for a refill on my coffee......
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