DRIVPARM and DRIVER.SYS (Was: IBM PC-DOS 2.10 explorations
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Sun Oct 4 14:52:02 CDT 2020
On 10/4/20 12:16 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
>>> On SOME systems, you could substitute
>>> DRIVPARM = /D:1 /F:2 for similar effect.
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2020, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>> IIRC, in xDOS 3.2 and 3.3 DRIVPARM produced an error if specified as
>> usual, but when DRIVPARM was suffixed by a string of three contorl-A
>> (hex 01h) characters, it worked fine.
>> Good ol' DOS arcana.
> THANK YOU! That provides some clues about the issue of BIOS, not DOS,
Beg to differ, Fred. CONFIG.SYS is processed by DOS, not the BIOS. In
this case it seems to be a lexical quirk to keep folks from using the
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