Hoeneywell-Bull DPS9000

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Feb 21 20:45:38 CST 2008


Hi John,

I don't recall too much about this thing except that we sold a bunch 
of boxes to Bull that had a 3.5" and a 5.25" floppy in them connected 
to a compaticard.  

You can easily make this run without the external setup by just 
editing the DISKETTE.CFG file.  The code has drive X:  defined as the 
3.5" drive and Y:  as the 5.25".  

There's something itching at the back of my mind that says that the 
DPS9000 3.5" floppies were of the 360 RPM persuasion and not the 
usual 300 RPM.  If you're interested in handling the 3.5" media and 
don't have the appropriate drive, I can tell you how to modify a Teac 
FD-235HF to have it run at 360 RPM.  

The LHARC archive contains a self-extracting diskette image file 
(720K 3.5" DS2D media).  Your ISP doesn't like EXEs sent in ZIP files 
but
is blissfully ignorant of LHARC--WinRAR should unpack the archive 
just
fine.

I can probably provide source code, but I'm going to have to puzzle 
the thing out--it's been a very long time since I've looked at it.

Cheers,
Chuck



On 21 Feb 2008 at 19:50, Keys wrote:

> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
> To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:13 AM
> Subject: Hoeneywell-Bull DPS9000
> 
> 
> >I was going through some old code and discovered that I wrote a DOS 
> > driver to handle Honeywell-Bull DPS9000 GCOS floppies.  I don't 
> > recall the exact circumstances, only that we equipped the customer 
> > with a Compaticard and a modified dual drive (5.25" and 3.5") box, 
> > although one isn't required for operation.
> > 
> > Does anyone collect these old systems?  Would you be interested in a 
> > copy of the code?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Chuck
> 
> I would like to have a copy of the code also.
> John K


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