MFM floppy and HD emulator DREM
Guy Sotomayor Jr
ggs at shiresoft.com
Mon Oct 17 16:54:45 CDT 2016
> On Oct 17, 2016, at 2:42 PM, Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Sotomayor Jr
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>> Subject: Re: MFM floppy and HD emulator DREM
>>> On Oct 17, 2016, at 1:31 PM, Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> I’ll likely be getting at least 3 of them (1 for the IBM 3174 and 2
>>>>> for my Symbolics 3640 and possible another 2 for my other Symbolics
>>> I gather that some one has the Dave Gershwin board working with a 3174.
>> Was that you.
>>> You also need 2.88 format for the 3174 floppies. Any one modified any
>>> of the floppy emulators To work at this density.
>> Yes, that’s me but I have had issues with the emulator starting up reliably so
>> that the 3174 boots.
> So still not fixed?
Nope. Lots of other projects (including work and a major kitchen remodel). ;-)
>> Actually, the format is 2.4MB (2x 1.2MB). It’s a 5-1/4” format instead of a 3-
>> 1/2” format.
> Sorry been working on my PC Server 500, I assume the data rate is double, so the existing devices are not easily modified?
I don’t know.
One of my other distractions is trying to get OS/2 (any version) installed on my xSeries 232 so that I can run it as a P/390 and everything is fighting me on that (bad RAID controller, to it not wanting to boot off of a floppy). I finally gave up and purchased a copy of eComStation but that kernel panic’d somewhere during installation. I haven’t even had time to put in a support call. :-(
Oh and did I mention that I’ve acquired (just need to move it) an IBM 4331 mainframe including *all* of the peripherals (3340 disk drives + lots of packs, 1403 printer, IBM tape drives, card reader/punch, 029 keypunch, manuals, terminals, etc, etc)?
TTFN - Guy
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