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2040Re: [midatlanticretro] (was) New Aquisition! - (now) XENIX: Don't format yet!

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  • Joe Giliberti
    Jan 5, 2006
      Evan wrote:

      > "The holy book"...?
      >
      > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > *From:* midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] *On Behalf Of *Jim Scheef
      > *Sent:* Friday, January 06, 2006 12:19 AM
      > *To:* midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > *Subject:* Re: [midatlanticretro] (was) New Aquisition! - (now) XENIX:
      > Don't format yet!
      >
      > Joe,
      >
      > Wow. This was really a high end machine when it was new!
      >
      > Evan, hush. This machine is in the holy book - page 75.
      >
      > Jim
      >
      > --- 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
      > work.
      > > 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.
      > >
      >
      >
      "And God said The IBM PS/2 Model 80 should be consider holy"
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