Yay, now I need some Osborne boot media!

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Nov 24 11:20:19 CST 2014

On Mon, 24 Nov 2014, drlegendre . wrote:
> 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?

Both perfect machines for the task!

> 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.

Yeah, you have two problems, . . .
have to get the data/image for the osborne onto the PC, and
need to write code to write Osborne disks (look at INT13h and INT1Eh)

> 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.
more likely to be on a Thursday; I never could quite get the hang of

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