Flex Disc options for the HP 9825

Curious Marc curiousmarc3 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 21:03:52 CDT 2016

Great info. I'm on travel but I will check which ROMs I have when I come back on Friday. 

> On Jul 19, 2016, at 2:06 PM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> Probably a question for Tony's encyclopedic knowledge. I just
>> scored two HP 9825, one a later "T" option and one "B" version 
>> with all the fixings (i.e ROM packs). They both seem to work
>> save the usual tape drive which I have not gotten to yet. Both
>> have the flexible disc ROM. What kind of discs can I hook up?
> Which flexible disk ROM? There are 2. The older one, AFAIK 
> supports the HP9885 8" drive which has a 16 bit parallel interface
> and needs the right version of the 98032 to hook it up. The later
> disk ROM supports the HP9895 on HPIB.
> The older ROM needs a disk with various programs on it to
> work, it is essentially just a bootstrap. Have any such disks
> survived?
> -tony

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