Yay, now I need some Osborne boot media!

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Mon Nov 24 14:33:04 CST 2014

On 2014-11-24 11:05, Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2014, tony duell wrote:
>> If you can make a real DEC RX02 unit do anything useful with a PC type
>> '1.2M' disk then I feel like saying I will eat one. The RX02 drive. It's
>> a dual 8" unit...
> My mistake!
> BUT, couldn't a "1.2M" 5.25" drive be cabled to the DEC?
> Those diskettes might be slightly easier to find blanks than 8"

The interface for the RX01/RX02 is not like any other floppy interface 
Lots of low level stuff is done out in the drive. The controller board 
itself is fairly simple.
So you don't actually have the low level signals passed from the drive 
to the controller on them.


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