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Booting to IBM logo

jtan2000

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Hi

I would like to know what or how can I boot to display the IBM logo ?

Thank you.
 

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Conventional Memories

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Well that depends on the graphics/monitor you are using.
For CGA I've used LxPic in the past to display bitmaps as a slideshow for a display at an event on a 286, but it should run on an 8088.
 

jafir

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For the mono system, you can just use line drawing characters and just echo them to the screen, but it would be kind of slow. For color systems you can do similar, but using ansi codes to change the colors (you have to load ansi.sys for that to work).

For better speed, I remember back in the day using "drawing" programs to create ANSI graphics for BBS use, and some of the programs had an option to save the ANSI image as a binary or com file, and those would draw the screen almost instantly. If my memory is working right, one of the popular ones that would do this was AcidDraw.
 

jtan2000

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I have all 3 IBM monitors 5151, 5153 and 5154 and would like to display the IBM logo during bootup.

Can someone who already has the ANSI graphics code, binary or com file upload here to kindly share to me.

Thank you.
 

Timo W.

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I'm a bit confused - wasn't that a feature of IBM PC DOS anyway? I thought that would show the IBM logo at boot.
 

jtan2000

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I'm a bit confused - wasn't that a feature of IBM PC DOS anyway? I thought that would show the IBM logo at boot.

It is not showing on during booting on my msdos 3.30 or 6.22. Perhaps if someone got the right IBM PC DOS 3.30 and 6.22 version of those upload them here for me.

Also note that I only have 5150, 5160 and 5170 computer to test.

Thank you.
 

jtan2000

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What am i missing and correct me if I am wrong.

I am using Dos 6.22

My config.sys
device=c:\nansi.sys

Autoexec.bat
type IBMlogo.ans


However, running the autoexec.bat just list the IBMlogo.ans code and did not display the ansi IBM logo.
I have tried dos 6.22 ansi.sys, nansi.sys 4.0d


 
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