It's running! Telnet to 220.127.116.11 to take a look and help me test it.
You can use the standard Windows telnet program, Putty, Linux, or
whatever you have handy.
Around 10 users can be on at the same time. When you sign on (no
password required) there will be a little menu to help you waste some
time. Some things you can do are see who else is on the server, view the
machine type, ROM BIOS date and DOS version, check the TCP/IP statistics
to see how much traffic it is handling, etc.
There are some upgrades since the last time I ran this test (in Dec 2007):
- The TCP/IP stack is much better
- I'm doing 'telnet' negotiation to figure out the terminal type, turn
echoing on, etc
- Crude line editing has been added
Right now it is running on my PCjr using a Xircom PE3 10BT. I plan to
leave it up as long as it runs, or three days, whichever comes first. It
is a PCjr so if there is a momentary delay, don't panic - it's probably
just doing disk I/O.
Backspace is a little dodgy .. it really wants ASCII 8 and a lot of
terminals and emulators do ASCII 127 instead. Try variations with the
shift and control keys if it doesn't work.
I'm still digging. I found more 550 stuff. I think this is everything
that came with the 550. Here's a chance for you 550 owner's to get the
whole set at one shot!
Original DS-DOS box and invoice.
Original Sanyo Easywriter ver 1.3 disk
Original Sanyo disk box with 550 dos ver 2.11 and BASIC 1.25, two
original Sanyo disk for InfoStar (set B disk 2 and 3 of 4; disks 1 and 4
are below), original Sanyo disk for DOS 1.25 and BASIC ver 1.1
Original Sanyo disk box with all three original disk of set A, WordStar
and CalcStar and a backup copy of DS-DOS.
Two card board dummy disks used to protect the floppy drives duing shipment.
>A few weeks ago we were talking about the Sanyo 550 series and someone
mentioned one of the alternates operating systems that supported 80 track
drives in the 550. I said that was DS-DOS by Michtron.
> Today I found an old Sanyo disk package with four disks for the 550. One
of them is DS DOS 2.11, one is InfoStar, one is MailMerge/SpellStar and the
other is a disk of misc utilities. The first three are original disks. In
additon, the InfoStar, MailMerge/SpellStar are Sanyo labeled disks that
came with the 550. If anyone wants them, trade me something I can use and
they're all your's.
On 25 August 2012 15:29, Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/23/2012 04:02 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
>> Does a non-CP/M box count? The Tatung Einstein? It runs soemthing called
>> XtalDOS which is very CP/M-like (I think most of the calls are the same).
> I think that was true of Torch CP/N too, wasn't it? Which makes me wonder
> how common "almost CP/M" variants were...
That's a really interesting question, actually, I would say.
[Does a bit of Googling]
There were, it seems, various Torch Z80 addons for the BBC Micro.
The only one I saw or used was a Disk Pack:
There was a time, when I was about 13 or 14, when I thought that this
was about *the* most powerful and desirable computer setup I'd ever
seen or heard of. ;?)
What I had not appreciated until now was that Torch's version of CP/M
was a special one, which ran from ROM. That is apparently why they
called it CPN instead.
There was also a standalone 2nd processor, no disk drives:
There's a user manual for a CPN system here:
It contains a little non-technical info:
the TORCH CPN operating
system, (a 16K ROM containing a CP/M compatible "look alike")
The TORCH CPN operating system which is a CP/M "look alike" has
much more flexibility than conventional CP/M. It has more "built in"
commands and is easier to use. The most significant advantage of the
TORCH CPN operating system, is that it is stored in ROM (Read Only
Memory) rather than on disc. This means that on "power up" the TORCH
disc pack and BBC micro are automatically ready to accept instructions
typed in at the keyboard.
Another CP/M compatible OS I was aware of was Pro-DOS for the MGT SAM Coup?:
What is Pro-DOS?
Pro-DOS could be thought of as a Disk Operating System (DOS), However,
it is more than this, it is a full Operating System that Provides
compatibility with CP/M 2.2.
In simple terms this means that a whole world of software that was
designed to run under CP/M 2.2. will now run on the SAM Coup?. Pro-DOS
uses the same Disk format as the Amstrad PCW 8256 and, as a result, it
can read disks from this machine direct, this also Means that there is
a vast range of software already available from sources such as Public
I hadn't realised it was by virus writer Chris "The Black Baron" Pile,
who was imprisoned for writing Queeg, SMEG and Pathogen:
It is an admitted reverse-engineered effort as you can find from this
interesting review, complete with an account of nostalgia-destroying
8-bit compatibility problems:
As for the Tatung, I've found very little info on XTal DOS, apart from
something calling it " a compatible but beefed-up version of CP/M
called Xtal DOS."
Anyone got more?
Any more CP/M-compatible Z80 OSs?
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What strange remark have you had about your collection?
here is mine:
I had my amiga A500 and amiga A1200 setup
with disk/CDs, books, magazines around them
a front cover of a box standing up behind the A1200 that the A1200 came in
the remake from my relative was "you collect keyboards?"
tom_a_sparks "It's a nerdy thing I like to do"
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Ubuntu wiki page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/tomsparks
3 x (x)Ubuntu 10.04, Amiga A1200 WB 3.1, UAE AF 2006 Premium Edition, AF 2012 Plus Edition, Sam440 AOS 4.1.2, Roland DXY-1300 pen plotter, Cutok DC330 cutter/pen plotter
Wanted: RiscOS system, GEOS system (C64/C128), Atari ST, Apple Macintosh (6502/68k/PPC only)?
I was going through a box of "interesting" cards last night and I came
across three cards that I'm looking forward to using:
o Dialog DQ37 - an S-box-handle Qbus SCSI controller
o Emulex QT131 - a Qbus Pertec tape controller?
o Emulex UC07 - a Qbus SCSI controller
I found the UC07 manual on Bitsavers, so I'm good there for setup and
configuration, but I was curious if anyone knows about different
firmware revisions I should be aware of or seek to put on the card
(I've owned plenty of Emulex communications controllers, and done
plenty of firmware swaps on those, and since they put firmware (ROM
chip) upgrade instructions in the manual, it makes me practically
expect to have to do something to it).
I could not find more than a couple of comments about the QT131, but
I'm reasonably certain whatever jumper settings are on there are a)
the defaults, and b) just fine. If anyone here has any experience
with the QT131 or even better, a manual, that would be appreciated.
As for the Dilog DQ37, I can find nothing except 3rd-party resellers
offering to sell me one if I click the "give me a quote" button. The
ones I have (2) appear to have the single-ended SCSI portion of the
board populated and have a large bare patch that, from the component
values on the silkscreen, seems to me to be for High Voltage
Differential. No biggie. I don't have any HVD drives anyway. I
don't own any S-box hardware, so "just plug it in an see what it looks
like" is not the preferred method - I'd like to know more before I go
further. I'm especially wondering if this is a TMSCP-only controller
or if it will do MSCP and/or TMSCP, and if there are any firmware
variations I should know about.
So... anyone here know about these cards or where to find docs
(besides the UC07 docs on Bitsavers)?
I have a limited number of IBM 5151 monitors for sale. This is the
classic green screen monitor that shipped with the basic IBM PC 5150.
Condition is adequate. They are dirty but I will clean them up before
shipping out. Will test for basic functionality. No burn-in or other
problems, but no warranty either.
The price is $30 each plus shipping.
First come, first served.
Please contact me directly via e-mail.
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>Subject: Re: Gooey TU58 rollers
> From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:39:20 -0500
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>On 8/27/07, B M <iamvirtual at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am trying to get a Vax-11/750 machine up and running. It looks like the TU58 drive
>> is suffering from the 'gooey roller syndrome'.
>> I see that people have successfully used 1/2 inch (ID) Tygon tubing to replace the
>> goo. Is there any specific type of Tygon tubing (eg. R3603, R2000, etc.) that is used?
>I don't know the particular variety I used in mine - I just went to
>the Lowe's down the street and bought a foot of 1/2" ID tubing -
>whatever they had on the shelf. I was unaware of a large amount of
>varieties of tubing, so I just used what they had in stock, and it
I started that many years ago like 1995ish. I spec'd Tygon (brnad name)
as that was available to me. Most any generic Vinyl tubing works so long
as it fits tight and has enough wall thickness.
After about 10 years it tends to get hard, the fix is obvious.