I got a Transcend 2GB 266x Compact Flash card and a generic adapter - rated only at ATA-33 :( - off Amazon. I stuck this in a modern-ish Epox motherboard, EP-8KDA3J. The mobo didn't recognize the card at first, so I enabled LBA access mode and rebooted. The mobo autotyped the card at bootup, and listed "TRANSCEND" on Channel 0 Master. These are the values it gave the card:
Landing Zone: 3948
Booted DOS from a floppy, and went through the format/install process. I was quite happy to watch the format take ~3 seconds, as opposed to the hours my 1.77 GB drive took. I rebooted and ensured dos was working properly. It was.
I then stuck the card/reader on the Zenith. It didnt recognize the card at first either, then on reboot it called it 800-something MB. An autotype yielded these results:
Type: User 2038 MB
Landing Zone: 3949
Write Precomp: None
LBA Mode Control: Enabled
32 Bit I/O: Enabled
The board boots normally until it comes time to load DOS. Then it beeps, prints a mysterious "j" onscreen, and goes no further.
I suppose the big problem here is that the Zenith can't count higher than 16 when it comes to Heads. What do you make of this?
(perhaps this should be in it's own thread?)