Xerox 820 system disks in Teledisk format?

Steven Hirsch snhirsch at
Mon May 4 17:28:35 CDT 2009

On Mon, 4 May 2009, bfranchuk at wrote:

>> Dave Dunfield wrote:

>>>> Title says it.  I can only find them in Imagedisk format, but IMD does 
>>>> not recognize my Compaticard IV (why on earth does it restrict you to 
>>>> drives A-D??).

>>> Why on earth did IBM define the PC with only enough bits in the drive 
>>> select/ motor on register for 4 drives ... A-D are the standard drives 
>>> suspported by the hardware -- anything else needs "special drivers" 
>>> and I'm just not going there... But you can get a full refund with the 
>>> "DELETE" command so all is not lost.

What on earth led you to believe that I expect you to create a special 
driver?  Or, for that matter, that I was complaining about Imagedisk?

I was puzzled about why it wouldn't let me select anything above drive D. 
Sorry you took it the wrong way.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program:

Can anyone supply me with Teledisk encoded images of the Xerox system 



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