Restoring some old P1 computer

 Got a PC from a friend about year ago. Old, with Intel Pentium 100 processor on the MSI mobo MSI MS-5124 

So it had a problem with accessing a HDD. First thought - dead or going to die HDD. Tested and realized HDD working fine, but not correctly recognized. Swapped cables, tried different other HDDs, but when detecting the HDD, some gibberish on screen instead of HDD model. So, it sounds like a mobo or chipset fault. I even swapped the bios. 

Next thing I tried was some IDE controller cards. But those also without success.

And then I tried SCSI controller with SCSI disk. Well, it worked. SCSI disk size is 36.4 Gb. 

Now transferring the system from Win 98 floppy.

Some notes for me and for future.

To make the disk bootable the system must be transferred from floppy to C disk using the command sys C

The sys.com executable is compressed in the cabinet file ebd.cab and must be extracted. Depends of the Win 98 boot disk. I had to extract it. I extracted all files on formatted C disk and then copied sys.com back to A disk and then ran the sys C. Most likely this could be done directly by extracting sys file to A disk, instead of C disk.

Things I used fo avoid floppy nightmare - Gotek floppy emulator (multiple floppy images on usb flash) https://www.gotekemulator.com/

Things to do next - have to get all Win95 floppy disk images, upload it on my flash and install Win95

Because, why not?

Computer hardware abbreviation list

 Starting new job - teaching those young people something about how computers work. In hardware level. This semester will be tough - will have to understand and simultaneously organise the course. 

Moodle, of course, as a platform where to put all tasks, activities, tests, materials. Since university is still setting all of that up for me, had to save one of the activities somewhere. And - why not to share.

So here it is - computer hardware abbreviation list - task to give to studens so they find the definitions of abbreviations so often seen around.

And here the same task in latvian