Speaking of Creating 5 1/4" floppies

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 20:34:44 CDT 2015

I have a Compaq PIII as well, and I do have bootable DOS media for it. Not
sure which vers. are available. There's also a bootable ELKS distro disk
(Linux of sorts, for 286). That might be of some utility?

I don't recall - does the Port III have a HD? I can't remember, but I get
the feeling it does..

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 6:46 PM, jwsmobile <jws at jwsss.com> wrote:

> I wonder if someone can help with a bit of a problem I have.
> I have a compaq portable 3 system which has a working Pick (Non dos)
> system on it.
> It has the 5 1/4" floppy drives on it.  I am looking for a bootable floppy
> or 2 with something like dos 6.x on it and some utility that can read and
> write disk sectors.  Preferably the latter is a nice gui program, but
> beggers can't be choosers.
> I need to boot it up from the floppy drive and modify the pick system
> dictionary to remove the main password.  So the change to the system will
> be surgical, just one sector.
> If anyone can help, can you send me a note and let me know how I can
> compensate you for your help.
> If I really move crap around I may be able to find a system with the 5
> 1/4" floppies on it, but I'm not sure I could get a program onto the system
> then out to the 5 1/4" drive and am also looking for suggestions about what
> disk utility / editor might be useful if anyone has suggestions on that.
> I'll go ahead and dredge up something soon if I can't get help from
> somewhere.
> thanks
> Jim Stephens

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