... And God said The IBM PS/2 Model 80 should be consider holyMessage 1 of 29 , Jan 5, 2006View SourceEvan wrote:
> "The holy book"...?"And God said The IBM PS/2 Model 80 should be consider holy"
> *From:* firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] *On Behalf Of *Jim Scheef
> *Sent:* Friday, January 06, 2006 12:19 AM
> *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org
> *Subject:* Re: [midatlanticretro] (was) New Aquisition! - (now) XENIX:
> Don't format yet!
> Wow. This was really a high end machine when it was new!
> Evan, hush. This machine is in the holy book - page 75.
> --- Joe Giliberti <starbase89@...> wrote:
> > Jim Scheef wrote:
> > >Joe,
> > >
> > >With all the poking around you've been doing the disk error could just
> > mean a
> > >loose cable. How much RAM does it have? It probably doesn't have
> enough to
> > >load the Knoppix kernel - never mind X and Gnome.
> > >
> > >I just typed 'boot disk xenix' into Yahoo search and found a
> reference to
> > >http://aplawrence.com/SCOFAQ/FAQ_scotec1downloadboot.html which is
> a list
> > of
> > >FTPable boot disk images. There is a listing for Xenix 2.3.2 386
> MCA 3.5"
> > >(ESDI)which is probably exactly what you need.
> > >
> > >Unfortunately the links are to Caldera and now you get caught up in the
> > SCO
> > >UNIX mess as it appears the files are no longer available from Caldera.
> > This
> > >is a start to what is probably a long quest.
> > >
> > >Anyway, keep posting your progress.
> > >
> > >Jim
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > It has 4096k with a RAM expansion board. Knoppix probably wouldn't
> > I am going to continue to tinker over the weekend. In the meantime, I
> > can play around with old line BASIC that is in the ROM.
Rats... Had some SCSI versions at IBM... BillMessage 1 of 29 , Jan 9, 2006View SourceRats...
Had some SCSI versions at IBM...
--- Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster@...> wrote:
> William Pechter wrote:
> > Is there an external scsi connector on the backpanel?
> The machine isn't SCSI. It's ESDI.
> Peace... Sridhar
I m still with Family right now for this week, Sometime after will probably be OK. Sunday s a choice over Saturday for me. John A. ... From: Evan To:Message 1 of 29 , Jan 9, 2006View SourceI'm still with Family right now for this week, Sometime after will
probably be OK. Sunday's a choice over Saturday for me.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 1:42 PM
Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] (was) New Aquisition! - (now) XENIX: Don't
. . .
Speaking of which, who's up for another meeting/work day at InfoAge? We
need to catalog, catalog, catalog. I know cataloging isn't exactly the most
fun activity but it needs to get done and I can't do it alone.
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--- Joe Giliberti <starbase89@...> wrote:
> The other night, I bid on a lot of 8 mixed computers__________________________________________________
> on eBay. I won at a
> price of $1.76. I just picked them up. Post of them
> are old Pentium 1
> machines, but there were two machines that caught my
> eye. The first is
> an IBM PS/2 Model 80. It seems to be complete, and
> then some. Has a
> floppy drive, and some kind of cartidge tape drive.
> Has what looks like
> an old MFM hard drive inside. Additionally, there is
> a RAM expansion
> card, the HDD controller card, and some type of SCSI
> card, with a
> breakout box on connected with what looks like a
> Centronics cable. Just,
> can anyone tell me the basic specs? Is it a 286 or a
> 386? The other is
> an older Macintosh. A Preforma 575. It has a built
> in monitor and a
> CD-ROM drive, but I'm not sure if it would be
> considered vintage. It is
> not PowerPC era. I'm guessing from "575" that is is
> running at 75MHz,
> but that may not be the case. Meanwhile, I also have
> about 6 beigeboxes,
> one of which is an NEC server. Fun fun fun...
> Joe G
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