rborsuk at colourfull.com
Sat Apr 29 13:41:46 CDT 2006
Yep. I booted DOS 4 on it using 720k disks. I felt kind of stupid
because I thought it had a hard drive in it. I ran the fixed disk
diag's from the BIOS. It started checking the so called drive, and
then would complain about unrecoverable disk errors. SO I was
thinking the harddrive was bad. I went through the trouble to come
up with some DOS boot bisk. Booted it up and attempted to repair the
drive using an older version of Spinrite. Spinrite would come up,
but only so far before locking up. So I figured my next step was to
pull the drive and put it into another machine so I could repair it.
Low and behold, there is no harddrive in it. Stupid BIOS. What the
hell was it reporting? I didn't have floppies in it when I was
running the diag's. So I have been able to boot it using floppies.
So if anyone knows where to get manuals or original disks for it,
please let me know.
On Apr 29, 2006, at 12:33 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 4/29/2006 at 10:27 AM James Fogg wrote:
>> In a pinch I think it will boot normal DOS. It was a DOS compatible
> If this is the earliest 80c88-based DG/One, it will boot DOS, but
> note that
> the diskette drive is 720K, not 1.44MB. And there were software
> for managing things like screen contrast that aren't part of DOS.
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