I have two AT&T Unix PCs that I am offering up to interested parties as
1) AT&T Unix PC with the standard 67 MB HDD, this is the base system and
three button mouse. The right arrow key on the keyboard is broken but
the key cap is still included. This unit is also missing the keyboard
cable though I should have it around somewhere and so it might turn up
at some point at which time I'd send it along. It has been several years
since this was last powered on and I don't recall if there are any
passwords or what they might be so you may have to hack your way into
the system. Had UNIX System V installed but don't recall what other
software may be installed as well. Sold as is.
2) AT&T Unix PC. This unit comes in the original box, with keyboard and
mouse and the following documentation:
a) AT&T Unix PC Owner's Manual
b) AT&T Unix PC Getting Started Manual
c) AT&T Unix System V Utilities Manual
d) AT&T Unix PC Communications Management Manual
e) AT&T Unit PC System Software
As with the above system, it has been a while since it was last powered
up and I don't recall if there were any passwords or what so may need to
hack into the OS. Also not sure what software was installed besides the
OS. Sold as is.
I believe I may have some more documentation around but haven't located
it yet, if I do discover it I will offer to send it along to anyone who
picks up these systems.
If you need any other info please let me know and I'll send it along.
Will entertain any offers at all and prefer local pickup but I am fine
with packing and shipping if you pay for it.
I'm offering them up to the list first though if there isn't any
interest here will possibly offer on eBay or if someone knows other good
places to list systems please let me know. Would like to move them out.
Will also have several other systems for sale/trade/haul away very soon
as I am clearing out a lot of stuff.
> From: Jim Brain
> Probably too light for folks in here, but maybe some will find some
Good high-level view of the importance of the AGC work.
For those who want technical details, there's a Web-site (I can dig up the
URL if anyone wants) about the recovery of the software, and running it
under and emulator; and now there are people doing the hardware too (e.g.
the guy Al pointed at).
I am particularly interested to make contact with Ireland-based
classic computer collectors or users.
My particular interest is in DEC pdp-8 and pdp11 machines.
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I?ve recently come into a Definicon DSI-020 coprocessor card, and would like the software that goes with it. Does anyone know where to find it? There?s a zip file that claims to be the DSI-020 software, but it?s actually the DSI-32 software: The DSI-32 is an NS32032 coprocessor card, while the DSI-020 is an MC68020 coprocessor card.
They published an awful lot of information about their cards in BYTE so the DSI-020 shouldn?t be difficult to reverse-engineer but it?d be nice not to have to?
I'm in the process of restoring an Intel 310 system. I had it working to
the point where it was trying to boot - when the 88/45 processor
began to fail intermittently and then solidly. My debugging seems to
indicate that the problem is in a PLA - which is a serious bummer.
I have preserved the ROMS (which have built-in diagnostics/debugging
and boot capability for both floppy and Winchester hard disks). I will
make the ROM images available to Al for posting on bitsavers.
If someone on this list has an Intel 88/45 that would be willing to
part with it, please contact me off list. Either a trade or cash
purchase work for me...
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 12:00 -0500, cctalk-request at classiccmp.org wrote:
> The hard disk seems to be stuck or the drives electronics are broken,
> does not spin up. As these drives are quite rare, I'm looking for the
> SCSI card (Model 6lX700l). Is it right, the PC-RT can boot off SCSI?
Hi. I have a suggestion. The generation of hard disks you are having
trouble with frequently had a linear actuator and were auto-parking.
If the parking function failed at power off, not an uncommon fault, the
drive will fail to spin on power-on. An example of this sort of drive
is the Seagate ST4096.
The time-honored fix for this is to take the drive loose from all
connections and, holding it in both hands with the face towards you,
bring the face of the drive into your thigh as you raise your thigh to
meet the face of the drive. The violence of this motion will serve to
park the heads and the drive will spin right up when powered. I hope
this solves your problem.
Best of luck.
> From: Liam Proven
> There was a certain simplicity and understandability about Win9x,
> yes, but NT was far more reliable, even back in the NT 3 era. ..
> So I moved to NT as soon as my kit could run it, and never looked
I was speaking from a user's perspective; I never did much coding under
Windows (well, a fair amount under Cygwin, using only the portable I/O
library, but that's not really _Windows_ programming).
>From that perspective, 98SE was the sweet spot for me (I don't have any
reliability issues, with the configs I run). I do have some XP machines,
and the Windows 10 laptop, but most of mine run 98SE.