Dec 232017
 
Turn your VGA card's graphic memory into a ramdisk when you are not using a grpahics mode. Includes program to save image of ramdisk to hard disk.
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Turn your VGA card’s graphic memory into a ramdisk when you are not using a grpahics mode. Includes program to save image of ramdisk to hard disk.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
VGADISK.DOC 2729 1128 deflated
VGADISK.EXE 9522 5246 deflated
VGADISK.SYS 1247 812 deflated

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Contents of the VGADISK.DOC file


VGADISK Version 1.0: 176K virtual disk in VGA memory (c) 1991 Tommy Frandsen
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FEATURES:
- 176K virtual disk (RAM disk) using only VGA memory
- Is compatible with all text-only programs
- Easy installation and use
- Has been tested on many different machines

REQUIREMENTS:
- An IBM PC/XT/AT/PS2/Clone
- MS-DOS/PC-DOS 2.0 or higher
- A VGA graphics adaptor

SUPPLIED FILES:
- VGADISK.SYS: Device driver for the virtual disk
- VGADISK.EXE: Use when running graphics programs
- VGADISK.DOC: Documentation (this file)

INSTALLATION:
- Copy VGADISK.SYS into the root directory of your boot disk
- Insert the line "DEVICE=VGADISK.SYS" in CONFIG.SYS
- Reboot by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL or by turning OFF/ON
- You should see a message containing the drive designation of
the created virtual disk (typically D: or E:)
- The virtual disk is now ready to be used as a normal DOS disk

COMPATIBILITY:
- VGADISK is compatible with any program that doesn't use graphics
- Graphics programs will destroy the contents of the virtual disk
- The virtual disk can be used like a normal (very fast) DOS disk

VGADISK.EXE:
- Allows you to restore the virtual disk after running graphics programs
- "VGADISK -F" : Reformat the virtual disk
- "VGADISK -Sxxx" : Save an image of the virtual disk to file xxx
- "VGADISK -Lxxx" : Load an image of the virtual disk from file xxx
- Example (could be included in a BAT-file):
VGADISK -SC:\TMP (save the virtual disk to file C:\TMP)
FS4 (run Flight Simulator or a similar program)
VGADISK -LC:\TMP (load the virtual disk from file C:\TMP)

WARNINGS:
- If you fail to restore the virtual disk after running a graphics
program, the results of using the virtual disk are unpredictable.
- Although this program has been very troughfully tested, any usage
of VGADISK is totally at your own risk. I am not responsible for
any damage caused by the program, either direct or indirect, to
your hardware or software. If you can't accept this restriction,
please don't use VGADISK.
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You may freely copy and distribute this program. If you find VGADISK useful
and convenient, a donation of $5 would be appreciated. Please send check to:
Tommy Frandsen
Lovtoften 50
DK-2630 Taastrup
Denmark
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