TRS-80 Model 16

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Nov 23 17:41:01 CST 2014

On 11/23/2014 03:16 PM, wrh at wrote:

> I received some 8" SS,DD 128/F floppies with it, but unfortunately none of
> them appear to have anything on them (that I can tell) - receive "BOOT
> ERROR RS" on this system.
> What are my options?  This is my first TRS-80 model II/8" floppy-based

I take it that you don't have a "tweener" PC with an 8" drive installed.

Are you handy with a soldering iron?  The model 16 floppy controller has 
pads for a 34-position header that, with a few small jumpers can be 
connected to a 3.5" HD (1.44M) drive.  If you've got a legacy PC with a 
1.44M drive that can run DOS, you can create your own bootable 3.5" 

Otherwise, find someone with an 8" drive equipped "tweener" to make an 
8" floppy for you.  You can also boot these systems with Model II floppies.


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