• Re: News from Daryl - May

    From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Thu May 28 21:23:00 2020
    BARRY MARTIN wrote:
    Hi Folks!

    Received from Daryl:

    Subject: BBS Update

    Good News And Bad News:

    The bad news is that the 64-bit processor won't allow installation of a 32-bit OS.
    Um... this only happens if the 32bit OS has a 16bit installer, which I
    haven't seen since Windows 3.1. Or if in BIOS, boot is set to UEFI,
    which almost no 32bit OS knows about. (Set to legacy or BIOS instead.)
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Ky Moffet on Fri May 29 07:10:00 2020

    Hi Ky!

    Received from Daryl:
    Good News And Bad News:
    The bad news is that the 64-bit processor won't allow installation of a 32-bit OS.
    Um... this only happens if the 32bit OS has a 16bit installer,
    which I haven't seen since Windows 3.1. Or if in BIOS, boot is
    set to UEFI, which almost no 32bit OS knows about. (Set to legacy
    or BIOS instead.)

    I'll pass that information on but don't think will matter: Daryl got his
    late mother's computer working and the BBS has been installed on it and
    the new 64-bit computer has been returned. FWIW I had forwarded a
    couple of Microsoft-based links and one comment stated another reason a
    32-bit install won't install is the drive wasn't completely wiped --
    apparently there are hidden files which need to be removed.



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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Sat May 30 18:59:00 2020
    BARRY MARTIN wrote:
    Hi Ky!

    > Received from Daryl:
    > Good News And Bad News:
    > The bad news is that the 64-bit processor won't allow installation of a
    > 32-bit OS.
    KM> Um... this only happens if the 32bit OS has a 16bit installer,
    KM> which I haven't seen since Windows 3.1. Or if in BIOS, boot is
    KM> set to UEFI, which almost no 32bit OS knows about. (Set to legacy
    KM> or BIOS instead.)

    I'll pass that information on but don't think will matter: Daryl got his
    late mother's computer working and the BBS has been installed on it and
    the new 64-bit computer has been returned. FWIW I had forwarded a

    Ah, well, cheaper solution. <g> Not like a basic BBS needs a powerhouse anyway.

    couple of Microsoft-based links and one comment stated another reason a 32-bit install won't install is the drive wasn't completely wiped -- apparently there are hidden files which need to be removed.

    I'd bet this is still the UEFI problem and the UEFI hidden partition is
    what they're referring to. That really shouldn't make any difference,
    tho ... still gotta set the BIOS to legacy.
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Ky Moffet on Sun May 31 07:40:00 2020

    Hi Ky!

    > Received from Daryl:
    > Good News And Bad News:
    > The bad news is that the 64-bit processor won't allow installation of a
    > 32-bit OS.
    KM> Um... this only happens if the 32bit OS has a 16bit installer,
    KM> which I haven't seen since Windows 3.1. Or if in BIOS, boot is
    KM> set to UEFI, which almost no 32bit OS knows about. (Set to legacy
    KM> or BIOS instead.)
    I'll pass that information on but don't think will matter: Daryl got his late mother's computer working and the BBS has been installed on it and
    the new 64-bit computer has been returned. FWIW I had forwarded a
    Ah, well, cheaper solution. <g> Not like a basic BBS needs a
    powerhouse anyway.

    True. A concern of mine is the BBS will eventually have to be
    transferred to a more modern system when that computer fails.


    couple of Microsoft-based links and one comment stated another reason a 32-bit install won't install is the drive wasn't completely wiped -- apparently there are hidden files which need to be removed.
    I'd bet this is still the UEFI problem and the UEFI hidden
    partition is what they're referring to. That really shouldn't
    make any difference, tho ... still gotta set the BIOS to legacy.

    Quite possibly. I passed on a few links and I don't recall mention of
    going in to the BIOS/UEFI settings.

    Hopefully will see Daryl's shining ASCII here soon! He's having some
    stormy weather.


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