Northstar Horizon boot disks
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 29 16:19:19 CDT 2010
> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:53:29 -0700
> From: derschjo at mail.msu.edu
> >> (As a related aside, is there *anywhere* one can get hard-sectored 5.25"
> >> floppies these days?)
> > You might check with the Heathkit H8 guys - It's been a while since I have
> > monitored that list, but I know that a couple of times in the past someone
> > on that list has organized a bulk order of 5.25" HS disks.
> Thanks, I'll check around there.
> > You could also program a little microcontroller to time the index
> > pulses and "fake" the sector pulses, thereby allowing the use of
> > much-more-common soft-sector disks - A few people have done this
> > over the years, and I think at one point someone was offering a
> > little board to do it.
> That also sounds like a fun option... once I verify that the machine
> works with real media, this seems like the way to go.
I punch my own disk. I have an old frame from a SA400 that
I use for this purpose. I have pictures on the googles group for
SEBHC ( the Heathkit 8 bit group ).
It is slow but works if you have a pile of 360K disk.
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