Which Operating System for my DCC-116 E / Entrex 480 / Nixdorf 620 / Data General Nova 1200 clone ?

Dominique Carlier dce at skynet.be
Tue Jan 16 11:51:53 CST 2018

I understand very well your concerns about sending by mail rare data on 
magnetic media. It's a pity that I live so far away (in Belgium), even 
if I have not finished to configure my machines, at the end I should be 
able to write anything on any media, and concerning magnetic tapes it 
will be from 500 to 6250 bpi.

If one day you find in your stock a communication board for Nova 1200 
that you do not use please note that I am a potential buyer.

In the meantime, I have to find solutions to reopen all my old monsters 
to the outside world ;-)


On 16/01/2018 15:19, Jay West via cctalk wrote:
> The 'other Jay' wrote...
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> Diagnostics for DG systems are notoriously difficult to find.  I have a few, in listing format.
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> I have a full official DG-issued/labeled original diagnostic OS tape. I do believe it is at 800bpi though. If I had an 800 bpi drive (everything I have is 1600-6250) I'd image it for everyone.
> I have a nice S/130 rack that I was almost finished restoring till Bruce Ray stopped responding. It's been sitting in my workshop for years now and I may have to just get rid of it. Next to it is a pile of about 8 nova 800/1200 cpus (all stuffed with boards) that I was going to start on next, but was waiting till the S/130 was done. I'd like to get done with them so I can move on to other machines that need to be restored... but may have to just move them out altogether.
> I'm wary of just sending the tape through the mail for imaging.... maybe I can find someone local with an 800 bpi tape drive and eric smith's tapeutils.
> J

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