What is the difference between odd/even and high/low?
>As it turns out, it's not an odd-even split I need; It's high-byte/low-byte
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Well, I've made up my mind. Actually, I found a controller for these drives
and have installed them in a computer I use to emulate the old Tandy's I
collect. How's that... Emulating a 20 year old computer on a 10 year old
computer with 15 year old hard drives.
Now, on to the next question. I need a 34 conductor flat cable with male IDC
on one end and socket on the other. Anyone know of a good source for these?
From: Kelly Leavitt [mailto:CCTalk@catcorner.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 6:29 PM
Subject: Two ESDI drives available
I have two:
Imprimis 94166-182 (150 MB)
Maxtor XT-4170E (170MB)
Any one need them? I collect mostly old Tandy stuff. Model II, 12, 16, 6000
is my main focus.
Any interesting uses for these boat anchors?
It's an enhanced keyboard from a Victor 9000 system.
They were built in the early 80's and were pretty good
machines. 80 track 5.25" disks held 1.6MB and ran
CP/M-86 or MS-DOS. 800x400 graphics mode, although
most were monochrome.
You can also see them labeled as Sirius machines from
time to time.
> Can anyone help me identify what machine this
>keyboard goes to:
>It's from Victor Business Products. It says Model 703
>on the bottom. It
>also has a keyboard cable with an RJ-45 plug on it.
>I just acquired it this weekend. I only have the
>keyboard not the
"I drank what?!" - Socrates
>From: "Don Maslin" <donm(a)cts.com>
>On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
>> As I mentioned earlier, I have a Forth that runs standalone
>> on hard sectored. Since it is standalone, I've used it to
>> make exact copies of other disk. I've done things like changing
>> the interleaving to make about a 10X improvement in load
>> speeds for many programs.
>Is it available for download, Dwight?
> - don
Not yet but it could be. Since it is a standalone, I don't
know how one could easily transfer it with HDOS. Still,
I think I can come up with a simple serial to disk boot
strap that would allow one to dump it from a PC onto
the H89 disk, through the serial port of the H89. I've
done this for several other processor ( like my Poly88
for tape images and my IMSAI to bring it back to life ).
It has been a long time since I've looked at the disk
EPROM's access methods. I'm sure I can figure it out and
get something going. That way you could save the disk
as an image file and all one would have to do is enter
a small boot strap program from the monitor to get it
I've always felt that this was the way you should be
maintaining the library since it is simpler than sending
media around the world. It does require that the machine
in question have a code monitor or possibly a location to
install a bootstrapping EPROM at worst.
In any case, it would be good to get my Forth and the HDOS
stuff I have transferred to something that can be easily
>> It has been a while since I had the machine running. I can
>> fire it up and check what I have. The only issue I have for
>> making copies for others is the media. I only have a few
>> hard sectored disk. For some reason, I thought that disk
>> formats would last at least as long as 33 lp records. I
>> didn't realize at the time that media was being obsoleted
>> as fast as it was produced. I know better now.
>> Anyway, if I can get it all running, I'll make copies
>> if someone supplies media.
I just got my latest copy of Nuts & Volts last night and to my
surprise, there's a note from Larry Steckler of Gernsback, the publisher of
Radio-Electronics and Popular Electronics (merged into Poptronics). He says
in the note that Gernsback Publishing is closing after 94 years and N&V will
be fulfilling the balance of the subscriptions.
I pass this on to the list with mixed emotions. For many years I
subscribed to both R-E and PE but once I found Nuts & Volts, I did not renew
either subscription. They strayed too far from the content I liked and N&V
had some interesting regular columns -- Amateur Robotics and BASIC Stamps --
that more closely followed my interests.
I had the same feeling when Byte, well, bought it, in 1995 -- a
formerly great publishing that lost its way and its relevance to its core
Richard A. Cini, Jr.
First Vice President
Congress Financial Corporation
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-6259 (facsimile)
Last month, someone mentioned some old software they had found in an old
house. Listed among the items was a copy of Word Perfect 3.0 for DOS. I've
been trying to find that for a while and if it's still available, I'd be
I'm also trying to find a copy of Word Perfect 2.0 for DOS, and a copy of
Wordstar 2x for CP/M.
cctech-request(a)classiccmp.org schrieb am 01.04.2003:
From: "Don Mitchell" <runtime(a)wzrd.com>
Subject: Ignoring Mount requests on startup in OpenVMS
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 06:49:46 -0500
>Who remembers how you could interrupt an RSX startup and
>then, with luck,
>PIP your way out of trouble with files that shouldn't have
type a ctrl/c a few times during the the startup-file output to get the
explicit MCR> prompt.
There you type "abo at."
at. is the indirect task executes the startup.cmd file. If you'r luckey, you
have now an open console that is also priviledged.
If you're unluckey then a smart sysadmin may however have build some
precautions into the startup.cmd file to prevent this to happen.
I've got one notebook like that you have. I think is difficult to run win95
in this machine, because it has 2 Mb RAM memory, but if you get about 10 Mb
RAM more you can run win95.
I haven't got the battery pack, maybe you can build one buying the adecuate
But, now, I am asking something to you. Do you have the owner manual of the
machine (better if you have an archive with this and the technical
information)? The machine that I have is not working and I am looking for