4876Re: [midatlanticretro] anyone doing any vintage computing tonight?
- Feb 1, 2007yes to question 1, Kelly will be better to answer your 2nd question but
usually it's the drive not the controller. when I get a cylinder 0 head 0
error, that means possibly that it's not a compatible drive. what do you
know about the hard drive?
At 11:32 PM 2/1/2007 -0500, you wrote:
>On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, B. Degnan wrote:
> > Me? I am working on some old disk drives, basically taking each one and
> > testing on a RadioShack Coco II with a 502 FD cart/adapter.
> I spent the evening cleaning up my just acquired Model I Expansion
>Interface, and checking it out. Question: when you <BREAK> to get into
>BASIC when no drives are attached, what should "PRINT MEM" display? The
>EI has 32KB installed, but the MEM command only shows the 16KB (15,772)
>in the system unit. Is that normal?
> I also had a chance to hook up a replacement hard drive on my Model
>6000HD. Same problem as with the two drives that came with it: trying to
>format with diskutil gives an error saying that cylinder 0, head 0 is bad
>so the drive is unuseable. Looks like the controller board may have a
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