Hi! There are some XT-IDE V2 PCBs available if anyone would like some.
They will cost the same as before ($12 each). However due to unforeseen
extreme price increases in shipping by USPS I am forced to change shipping
Shipping in the US will be $3 for a single PCB and $2 for each additional
PCB. Shipping internationally will be $10 for a single PCB and $3 for each
additional PCB. This is for the bare basics USPS first class postage with
no tracking or insurance. The builder assumes all risk of delivery as per
I apologize for the large price increase on shipping but this is out of my
hands. The USPS is in dire financial trouble and is raising prices on
shipping. It affects us all and is most unfortunate. These boards are
provided "at cost" so there is no margin to absorb any shipping price
increases. I have to pass them along.
If you would like one or more XT-IDE V2 PCBs please send a PayPal to
LYNCHAJ at YAHOO.COMhttp://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showwiki.php?title=XTIDE+Rev2
There are about 10 XT-IDE V2 PCBs left.
Thanks and have a nice day!
Maybe not so classic?
400MHZ, 64MB, DVD, no hard drive
Powers on, but nothing appears on the SVGA screen.
Anybody want it?
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David Riley <fraveydank at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 26, 2013, at 9:45 PM, ben wrote:
> > What happend to all the mainframes?
> No one wanted them when they were just "old", so they were scrapped
> for steel and copper. Same as all the other computers, except the
> small sample that survived because people forgot they were sitting
> in the attic (it's harder to forget there's a mainframe sitting
> anywhere, and good luck getting it to the attic).
(OK, ok, not sure if that qualifies as a mainframe, but being the size of a rather large chest freezer it has to be at least a supermini.)
The IBM 4331 Hans Franke, John Z. and my humbleness rescued back around 2000 here in Germany was indeed stored in the attic of an, IIRC, three-storey house with no elevator, and had to be manhandled down the stairs. No idea how the former owner once got it up there, we however dismantled pretty much everything, took the heavy innards (Ferro-resonant transformers, PSU boxen and the "logic gate", a swing-out frame containing all the boards) down separately and only then were able to handle the empty frame. Still managed to punch quite a substantial hole into the PVC flooring of a stair with a corner of the frame.
The twin disk drive that came with the unit unfortunately was not so easy, the drive mechanisms were already separate but the rest of the stuff (including the rather heavy air pump and motor) weren't easily removable and thus left inside the Frame. Unfortunately that drive was deemed unsalvageable afterwards, so once we get the Computer operational (it is reassembled and the Service processor is accessible via the System terminal, but IIRC something crashes without so much as an error code when the SP tries to enable power to the CPU), we won't have period storage for it.
I have a PDP 11/03 that used to be part of the startup for an 11/780 at
the University of Arkansas at Fayettville. The 780 has long ago been
So, the 11/03 has the following boards:
M8017-AA : DLV11-E/EC Single-line async control module (Replaces
M8017,M8017-YB) Renamed DLVE1
M7940 : DLV11 Serial Line Unit (SLU, Async)
M7944 : MSV11-B 4-Kword 16-bit MOS RAM
M7946 : RXV11 RX01 8" floppy disk controller
M9400-YE : Bootstrap terminator
I also have the RX01 drive. So, other than media, what other options do
I need to get this running as an 11/03? Where is the best place to get
some basic media images? Is it possible to create boot media on the 8"
drives I have connected to my PC using IMAGEDISK, 22DISK or the
I know a lot of these questions are answered out there, but I've not
seen (yet) a simple step by step to get one of these running.
I have the opportunity to get a couple of memory boards also:
M8044-DB 32K, 16-BIT RAM for LSI-11
M8044-DE 32K, 16-BIT RAM for LSI-11
So, will these work with this 11/03? It seems they will, but I was
looking for verification.
Thanks for any help, and of course the associated "have you tried
I wouldn't mind moving a few more copies out of this stack of 100 freshly printed books! So I'm knocking $3 off and it's shipped free in the US ($3 off international shipping).
David Greelish, Computer Historian
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>I also have a MicroVAX I (Currently housing a KA650, but I still have the
>original boardset). It would be fun to get it running VMS -- the MicroVAX
>I tops out at VMS 5.1, though. Where can one find media (and licenses) for
>older versions of VMS?
The license comes from the VMS Hobbyist Program. It's good for any version of VMS, from 0.whateveryoucanfind to 8.4.
Even though early versions of VMS do not enforce licensing through the LMF, it's still required.
Media can be borrowed. HP doesn't care where you get it, but asks that it not be posted for public download.
Did some quick web searching and had a hard time finding a webpage
that has decent photos of all of the different versions of PDP-8 front
Which version is this one?
...is anyone familiar with these terminals?
I have one hooked up to my linux box, via a null modem cable.
That works fine, but no matter how I set things, I can't get it to
display to display drawing characters properly, no matter how I set
$TERM and how I set the settings on the terminal.
In fact, the only way I can get it to really work (without the drawing
characters) is in vt100 mode. Very strange...
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"Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to discover that he had been
transformed into a giant cockroach." Nah, it's too good.
I've been starting to trawlthrough my various big piles of miscellaneous / less interesting stuff that I haven't got round to doing anything with (or am ever likely to...) and have an Osborne 1a that did work ~6 years ago before it was consigned to a dark corner of the attic after an earlier clear out. From memory the monitor took ~20 seconds to warm up and work and there's also a missing key cap so it's far from a pristine, museum quality example. From my rather narrow perspective it isn't the most interesting or exciting of machines either. But it is free...
Is anyone interested in it? If so, I'd prefer someone to come and pick it up rather than go through the effort of packing / shipping etc as I'm basically lazy and don't want to do much more than drag it downstairs and throw a disk in it to see if it still works.
Collection may be possible from Bath / Swansea via one of my relatives if you can wait a month or two.
Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote ..
> I need to clear out my office at the college (I AM NOW RETIRED!)
> I want to get rid of most of 75 boxes.
> If anybody resells this crap for megabucks, then I would like an informal
> promise of 1% of any amount over $1000, AND that you then come visit
> (BRING A TRUCK!)
> These items are free with pickup in Berkeley - I don't want to get into
> running a shippiong operation, so if you won't pick them up in Berkeley,
> I'll send Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes, with the shipping rounded UP to
> the nearest multiple of $10
> Yes, I tried hiring a college kid to do some shipping. SO, now I no
> longer even know which items ever went out.
> In the event that multiple people want the same item(s), I'll do a lousy
> job of prioritizing.
> Here's a few items:
> Publisher edition date ISBN-10 pages Binding Condition
> Note that "Perfect" is a binding type, not a condition.
> Even the "New" books will have some handling
> Box R6
> OS/2 Programmer's Reference : Volume 1
> Microsoft 1.1 1989 1-55615-220-5 740 Perfect New
> warp from not lying flat
> OS/2 Programmer's Reference : Volume 2
> Microsoft 1.1 1989 1-55615-221-3 564 Perfect New
> warp from not lying flat
> OS/2 Programmer's Reference : Volume 3
> Microsoft 1.1 1989 1-55615-222-1 430 Perfect New
> warp from not lying flat
> OS/2 Programmer's Reference : Volume 4
> Microsoft 1.1 1989 1-55615-256-0 414 Perfect New
> warp from not lying flat
> OS/2 Programmer's Guide
> Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1988 0-07-881300-X 1100 Perfect
Fred, I just saw on /. that Ed Iacobucci has died of pancreatic cancer at 59. There was considerable side discussion of OS/2 2.0 and such there.
If only I had a van or a truck. I've been considering rebuilding my library, even though going strictly electronic has saved a lot of uh...space. Yeah, that's it, space.