Yay, now I need some Osborne boot media!

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 11:05:29 CST 2014

Now come to think, I do have both an original IBM PC and an XT. The PC has
dual 5.25" drives, the XT a single 5.25 + HDD. One of those is bound to be
the correct h/w format, right? What we want here is 360K physical, right?

It still leaves a chicken-and-egg problem, as neither of those machines
have any outward connectivity, nor do I have any media with something like
Laplink or an ISA NE2000 driver sitting around.

Oh well, in time, in time.. I made it this far without a bootable Osborne
Vixen, and it's not like the world will end on Tuesday.

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 7:14 AM, Jules Richardson <
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/23/2014 07:38 PM, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
>>   As things
>>> sit, I don't even have a PC with a 5-1/4" drive installed, if (and that's
>>> +if+) it were capable of writing discs for the Osborne format.
>> If you have any serious intentions of vintage computer collecting, this is
>> a must have.
> Well, *some* way of writing 5.25 media from downloaded images, anyway.
> 40t 5.25" drives are not particularly common these days, though. Available
> for $25 or so via various channels still, it seems, but they're not kicking
> around in hardware that's destined for recycling like they once were. I see
> the odd 80t drive (once or twice a year) but of course they're useless for
> writing 40t media.
> cheers
> Jules

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