Re: [midatlanticretro] IBM XT, Compaq 386
- I think I salvaged both copies of T2K DOS, plus PFS
File and Report...its a start. Alot of the Rainbow and
AT&T Unix PC stuff was bad, but Rainbow stuph is
plentiful on the net. Im picking up the busted Xerox
8/16 (8088/z80) and NEC APC tomorrow, both semi
compatibles from pre cambrian times. I have a job on
my hands with the APC, being it has 8 inch floppers.
The dude says it has an external 5.25 inch drive
though...phew. Got to get my 2Ks working soon. A null
modem cable is the simplest way to go Bill.
--- firstname.lastname@example.org <billdeg@...>
> Is anyone working on any interesting new projectsthis month?
>have finally transferred
> I have completed my IBM XT rebuilding project, and I
> all of my files and programs from the 80's to theharddrive of the XT from
> their far-flung locations and disk formats. I nowmore or less have rebuilt the
> first work PC I ever had, a stock IBM XT with theoriginal programs (Lotus
> 1-2-3, etc.). Thanks to everyone who helped. Idecided on DOS 3.3 rather than
> 2.x but otherwise everything is original.not the computers that are
> I don't know about you, but I am finding that it's
> the hardest to keep working, it's the disk drives.I have three PC's with
> both 5 1/4 and 3.5 drives, but none of the 5 1/4drives work...I finally had to
> stuff a full-height IBM /f:360 drive into a Compaq386 so that I could
> transfer my files to 5 1/4 from 3.5 (which is how Ihad been storing my old files
> since the late 80's). The XT has just the one 5 1/4drive.
>which would have made my
> I have spotted an original laplink cable on ebay,
> life a lot easier, but ...__________________________________________________
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